Fetal abdominal wall defect: a new complication of vesicoamniotic shunting

Fetal Diagn Ther. 1991;6(1-2):11-3. doi: 10.1159/000263618.


Vesicoamniotic shunting for fetal obstructive uropathy is beneficial in selected cases. We report a new complication, fetal abdominal wall defect secondary to vesicoamniotic shunting. Placement of the shunt should be as low and as close to the fetal midline as possible in order to reduce the risk of this complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
  • Abdominal Muscles / embryology
  • Fetal Diseases / etiology*
  • Fetal Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Urinary Bladder / embryology
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery
  • Urinary Diversion / adverse effects
  • Urologic Diseases / embryology
  • Urologic Diseases / surgery*