MURCS association: Ultrasonographic findings and pathologic correlation

Carlos O. Fernandez, Richard D. McFarland, Charles Timmons, Ronald Ramus, Diane M. Twickler

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Abstract

MURCS association is a rare, lethal and unusual constellation of nonrandom findings that includes mullerian duct aplasia, renal aplasia, and cervocothoracic somite dysplasia. Antenatal ultrasonographic findings show a massive, cystic umbilical cord related to a patent urachus, enlarged bladder, single small kidney, and suspicion of urethral obstruction in a fetus of female phenotype. The findings point to urethral atresia and patent urachus as the cause of the massively dilated umbilical cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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