CYSTIC HYGROMA-AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF INDUCED ABORTION

Authors

  • Umar Amin
  • Asad Khan
  • Trariq Ghafoor

Abstract

A male infant was diagnosed prenatally at 20 weeks of gestation with posterior cervical cystichygroma. The mother was a 31-year-old gravida , who had an otherwise normal systemicexamination. A therapeutic abortion was arranged and fetus was aborted. Sonographic findingswere confirmed on examination of aborted fetusKeywords: Ultrasound, Cystic, Septum

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Published

2007-03-01