Jumping dolphin (Rorschach radiology)

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel


2nd gravida for the late third-trimester scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Fetal stomach


The image of the stomach during the peristalsis looks like a jumping dolphin. After freezing and saving the image, the 'jumping dolphin' like contour of the stomach was lost.

There is no abnormality in the fetal ultrasound.

Case Discussion

An image of a 3rd-trimester fetal stomach gives an impression of a jumping dolphin.

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