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Hepatic vascular calcification: An early second trimester sonographic feature of idiopathic infantile arterial calcinosis

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
0002-9378
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
185
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1067/mob.2001.117186
Keywords
  • Hepatic Calcification
  • Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of idiopathic infantile arterial calcinosis has been limited to the third trimester. We report a monozygotic twin gestation for which an 18-week ultrasound detected the unique finding of hepatic vascular calcification as the earliest feature of the disorder. In contrast to previous reports, second-trimester ultrasound may permit timely diagnosis of idiopathic infantile arterial calcinosis. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;185:1267–8.)

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