Antenatal sonographic findings in a case of intra-abdominal pulmonary sequestration

Obstet Gynecol. 1989 May;73(5 Pt 2):860-2.


This report describes the antenatal sonographic identification of a hyperechoic intra-abdominal mass in a 30-week fetus. The mass was proved by autopsy to be an extralobar pulmonary sequestration. Although a rare type of congenital malformation, pulmonary sequestration should be included in the differential diagnosis of an echodense intra-abdominal mass seen during antenatal ultrasound examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen*
  • Adult
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / diagnosis*
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / mortality
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / mortality
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / pathology
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Ultrasonography*
  • Wilms Tumor / diagnosis