The hyperechogenic lungs of laryngotracheal obstruction

J A de Hullu, L H Kornman, J R Beekhuis, P G Nikkels

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A case is reported in which enlarged, hyperechogenic lungs, ascites and polyhydramnios on prenatal ultrasound were indications of a partial tracheal agenesis and tracheoesophageal fistula. A review of the literature is given to assist clinicians in effectively counselling women in whom this ultrasound abnormality is detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-4
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases
  • Humans
  • Lung
  • Maternal Age
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Trachea
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal


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