Fetal esophagus (normal ultrasound)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


G2P1L1. GA - 22 weeks for anomaly scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Linear hyperechoic-hypoechoic lines are due to opposed wall of the esophagus. The thoracic esophagus is seen up to the gastro-esophageal junction.

Case Discussion

Static images show fetal thoracic collapsed esophagus in a retrocardiac location. In long axis, it is seen as linear echogenic-hypoechoic lines.

During normal peristalsis (dynamic scan) the esophagus is distended with fluid (not shown).

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Case information

rID: 24251
Published: 3rd Aug 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Obstetrics
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