Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Usually due to vaginal atresia with the patient developing a prenatal collection of fluid filling a dilated uterus (metro) and vagina (colpos). Often has a urogenital sinus opening onto the perineum and the urethra is at apex of the sinus. The urethra can be obstructed by this fluid filled mass and this can result in fetal anuria, oligohydramnios, and pulmonary hypoplasia. Occasionally reflux of secretions through the fallopian tubes into the peritoneal cavity can be associated with an adhesive peritonitis.
Abdominal films shows a midline mass rising out of the pelvis.
Ultrasound shows a tubular midline mass that has a complicated cystic appearance that lies between the bladder anteriorly and the rectum posteriorly. The kidneys and ureters need to be evaluated for obstruction by the mass.
See References Chapter.
Section Top | Title Page
Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.
All contents copyright © 1992-2014 Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and the authors. All rights reserved.
"Virtual Pediatric Hospital", the Virtual Pediatric Hospital logo, and "A digital library of pediatric information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.
Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.
The information contained in Virtual Pediatric Hospital is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: