Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 305–309 | Cite as

Meconium pseudocyst secondary to ileal atresia complicated by volvulus: antenatal MR demonstration

  • Václav Šimonovský
  • Jiří Lisý
Case Report


We report a case of meconium pseudocyst evaluated by prenatal MR imaging. The unusual features were its huge size, the absence of meconium peritonitis, and its development late in fetal life. The case also demonstrates a possible diagnostic pitfall since it suggests that rapid deterioration of a mechanically compensated bowel obstruction may occur, potentially occurring only after an MRI study has been performed.


Fetus Meconium pseudocyst Bowel Atresia MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinic of Imaging Methods, Faculty Hospital Motol and 2nd Medical FacultyCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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