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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 252-254
Case report: Upper neck pouch sign in the antenatal diagnosis of esophageal atresia

Department of Radiology, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Mukesh Kumar Garg
68, Sukhadia Nagar, University Road, Udaipur-313 001, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.54875

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Prenatal diagnosis of esophageal atresia remains a challenge for the imaging consultant. On antenatal USG, the finding of an absent or small stomach in the setting of polyhydramnios used to be considered suspicious of esophageal atresia. However, these findings have a low positive predictive value. The upper neck pouch sign is another sign that helps in the antenatal diagnosis of esophageal atresia. In this paper, I report a case of esophageal atresia that was diagnosed on USG at 27 weeks of gestation; the diagnosis was confirmed postnatally.

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