Congenital Hydrometrocolpos withChorangiosis of Placenta: Case Report

Authors: Š. Hadravská;  T. Kohoutek;  B. Mejchar
Authors‘ workplace: Šiklův patologicko-anatomický ústav FN Plzeň, přednosta prof. MUDr. F. Fakan, CSc. Ústav histologie a embryologie LF UK Plzeň, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Kočová, CSc. Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika FN Plzeň, přednosta doc. MUDr. Z. Rokyta, CSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2001; (6): 445-448


The authors describe prenatal ultrasound findings of rapidly increasing cystic massesin the abdominal and pelvic region and bilateral hydronephrosis in a female foetus at 31 week ofgestation. The pregnancy was terminated at 34 week of gestation.Design: Case report.Setting: Department of Pathology, University Hospital in Pilsen.Subject and method: The hydrometrocolpos (HMC) with cystoureterohydronephrosis, compression of a bowel, productive peritonitis, hypoplasia of the lungs, and malformed external genitalorgans were found at autopsy. Additionally, a very thick placenta showing chorangiosis wasdetected by ultrasound, which was confirmed by histological examination.Conclusion: The case shows the importance of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of HMC and suggeststreatment possibilities to prevent complications.

Key words:
hydrometrocolpos, genital malformations, chorangiosis of placenta, ultrasound findings, autopsy findings

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