Congenital high airways obstruction syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Gravida 1. 19 wks of amenorrhea. Leaking per vaginum 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 25 yrs
Gender: Female

Ultrasound shows nearly absent liquor; single umbilical artery and an umbilical cord cyst. Both lungs are echogenic compressing heart along with flat / inverted hemidiaphragms and dilated trachea - main bronchi.

Fetal growth corresponds to 18 wks ( Biometry Not uploaded ).

Case Discussion

Primigravida female presents with history of leaking per vaginum for last 2 days. Ultrasound shows nearly absent liquor. Echogenic both lungs compressing heart, flat / inverted hemidiaphragms and dilated trachea - main bronchi favor diagnosis of congenital high airway obstruction.

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Case information

rID: 52564
Published: 12th Apr 2017
Last edited: 5th Jan 2020
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included