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What Does The Following Ultrasound Report Indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: A friend had a sonogram and was told her baby's stomach is underdeveloped. Can the baby survive and what are the consequences of this, please? Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Details inadequate, in lay man's terms. Specifications needed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on healthcaremagic.

I have gone through your query very carefully. I do not think that the findings of the fetal sonogram has been rightly described here. There are a number of things that need to be correlated. It is very unlikely that out of nothing only the stomach would be underdeveloped. Furthermore the stage of development is very important in ascertaining whether it's on the right track. In such a circumference if you could procure the entire ultrasonogram report and share with me I could surely guide you rightly about the fate of the unborn child.

I would await your response.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (52 minutes later)
I do no have specific sonogram results available. The patient is about 4 weeks until full term. And the Baby's weight is 5` 8 ". She was told, if no improvement in sonogram, they would have to induce labor. Can the baby survive if born without a fully developed stomach? Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Surgical reconstruction might be possible.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back.

The term 'fully developed stomach' is actually misleading. I have to assume that there is some problem with the development of the gastrointestinal tract. There are various surgical reconstructive procedures which can solve such a problem and to make the child survive. But it is hard to comment definitively without going into the technicalities.

I think that you should go through the following:
https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Gastrointestinal_Tract_Development
https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Gastrointestinal_Tract_-_Abnormalities

It should help you to correlate the possibilities and to understand the situation better.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Does The Following Ultrasound Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Details inadequate, in lay man's terms. Specifications needed Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on healthcaremagic. I have gone through your query very carefully. I do not think that the findings of the fetal sonogram has been rightly described here. There are a number of things that need to be correlated. It is very unlikely that out of nothing only the stomach would be underdeveloped. Furthermore the stage of development is very important in ascertaining whether it's on the right track. In such a circumference if you could procure the entire ultrasonogram report and share with me I could surely guide you rightly about the fate of the unborn child. I would await your response. Regards