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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71

An ultrasound diagnosis of a congenital periorbital rare condition

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Braga, Portugal

Date of Submission24-Mar-2020
Date of Decision18-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance28-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication04-Jun-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rita Ladeiras
Rua dos Cutileiros, Creixomil 4835-044, Guimarães
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JMU.JMU_41_20

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Ladeiras R, Nunes JS, Torres S, Duarte C, Pereira E, Rosmaninho A. An ultrasound diagnosis of a congenital periorbital rare condition. J Med Ultrasound 2021;29:71

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Ladeiras R, Nunes JS, Torres S, Duarte C, Pereira E, Rosmaninho A. An ultrasound diagnosis of a congenital periorbital rare condition. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 18];29:71. Available from: http://www.jmuonline.org/text.asp?2021/29/1/71/286010

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Case description

A 38-year-old pregnant woman, gravida 2 para 1 (cesarean delivery for active phase arrest) with asthma medicated with a combination of inhaled glucocorticoid (fluticasone) plus a long-acting beta agonist (salmeterol) twice a day, no history of congenital malformations in the family, was referred to our obstetric department in the first trimester for pregnancy surveillance.

The combined first trimester screen reported a low risk for major chromosomal aneuploidies (trisomies 21, 18 and 13). The second trimester scan showed a female fetus, apparently without any anatomical abnormality. The placenta was anterior, the umbilical cord had three vessels and the amniotic fluid volume was normal. At 28 weeks of pregnancy, an ultrasound showed a hypoechogenic and circular image located on the anterior and medial left orbital surface, without blood flow in or around it, with approximately 8 mm × 7 mm [Figure 1]. A complementary magnetic resonance study was requested, which identified a small cystic aspect formation with hyposignal on T1 and hypersignal on T2 [Figure 2].
Figure 1: Ultrasound image of the orbital transverse plan. A hypoechogenic and circular image at the anterior and medial left orbital surface is pointed by a white arrow

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Figure 2: Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbital transverse plan, T2 weighted image

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Declaration of patient consent

The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form the patient has given her consent for her images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patient understands that her name and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal her identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

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