This book contains a series of clinical cases that address and illustrate difficult problems in obstetric ultrasound. The approach is strongly didactic and will aid trainees in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics to appreciate potential pitfalls and recognize rare presentations. Each case sets out one page of text, then one of treatment algorithms, and then presents sample ultrasound scans. Learning objectives are given for each case, together with a short list of references and background reading.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|5 pages

Intracranial Cysts

chapter 3|4 pages

Agenesis of Corpus Callosum

chapter 4|5 pages

Abnormal Skull Shape

chapter 5|5 pages

Facial Clefts

chapter 6|3 pages


chapter 7|3 pages

Nasal Bone

chapter 8|3 pages


chapter 9|4 pages

Chest Tumors

chapter 10|4 pages

Chest Fluid

chapter 11|1 pages

Right-Sided Aortic Arch

chapter 12|1 pages

Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery

chapter 13|4 pages


chapter 14|5 pages

Abnormal Four-Chamber View

chapter 15|4 pages

Abnormal Cardiac Rhythm

chapter 16|5 pages

Abdominal Wall Defect

chapter 17|5 pages

Abdominal Cyst

chapter 18|4 pages

Abdominal Echogenicity

chapter 19|5 pages

Empty Renal Fossa

chapter 20|3 pages

Cystic Kidney

chapter 21|5 pages

Fluid-Filled Kidney

chapter 22|3 pages

Echogenic Kidneys

chapter 23|4 pages

Enlarged Bladder

chapter 24|5 pages

Short Limbs

chapter 25|3 pages

Joint Abnormalities

chapter 26|3 pages

Hand Abnormalities

chapter 27|5 pages

Spinal Abnormalities

chapter 28|3 pages

Spinal Masses

chapter 29|6 pages

Head and Neck Masses

chapter 30|4 pages

Increased Nuchal Translucency

chapter 31|3 pages

Placental Abnormalities

chapter 32|3 pages

Single Umbilical Artery

chapter 33|4 pages

Oligohydramnios and Anhydramnios

chapter 34|4 pages


chapter 35|2 pages

Amniotic Bands

chapter 36|4 pages

Abnormally Invasive Placenta

chapter 37|4 pages


chapter 38|6 pages

Small Fetus

chapter 39|4 pages

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome