Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp 983–986 | Cite as

Prenatal diagnosis of horseshoe lung and esophageal atresia

  • Shlomit Goldberg
  • Hans Ringertz
  • Richard A. BarthEmail author
Case Report


We present a case of horseshoe lung (HL) and esophageal atresia suspected prenatally on US imaging and confirmed with fetal MRI. Prenatal diagnosis of HL and esophageal atresia allowed for prenatal counseling and informed parental decisions.


Horseshoe lung Prenatal diagnosis Fetal MRI Prenatal counseling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomit Goldberg
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 1
  • Richard A. Barth
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.RadiologyLucile Packard Children’s HospitalPalo AltoUSA

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