Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal Problems – Neonataology

Echogenic bowel: Increased density of bowel walls seen on antenatal scans for a number of reasons. Commonly seen on antenatal ultrasound. In a structurally normal fetus there are usually no adverse sequelae. If there are genetic abnormalities with IUGR and dilated bowel then the prognosis is poor.

Causes:

  • Swallowed blood
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Trisomy
  • TORCH infections
  • GI obstruction