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Prenatal bowel dilatation: congenital chloride diarrhoea
  1. S HUSU,
  2. N NELSON
  1. Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health and Environment, University Hospital, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
  2. nina.nelson@lio.se
  3. Division of Obstetrics, Department of Health and Environment, University Hospital, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
    1. A SELBING
    1. Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health and Environment, University Hospital, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
    2. nina.nelson@lio.se
    3. Division of Obstetrics, Department of Health and Environment, University Hospital, SE-581 85 Linköping, Sweden

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      A healthy primigravida had moderate polyhydramnion (amniotic fluid index (AFI) = 230 mm) at 32 gestational weeks. The fetus had dilated, fluid filled, and frequently contracting small bowels filling the whole abdomen (figs 1 and 2), most likely representing distal small bowel atresia or stenosis. At 33 weeks, increasing polyhydramnion (AFI = 430 mm) led to the aspiration of 1180 ml of clear amniotic fluid not stained with meconium. At 36 weeks, the patient had an uneventful spontaneous delivery of …

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