Prenatal diagnosis of enterolithiasis at 18 weeks: multiple foci of intraluminal calcified meconium within echogenic bowel.J Med Ultrason (2001). 2015 Jan; 42(1):113-6.JM
Enterolithiasis is an uncommon finding of a dilated hyperechogenic bowel with multiple ball-like echogenic structures at a routine prenatal check-up using ultrasonography. We here report a case of prenatally diagnosed enterolithiasis at 18 weeks of gestation, showing multiple hyperechogenic foci rolling within the bowel fluid after peristalsis. The size of the dilated bowel gradually increased during pregnancy. Magnetic resonance image demonstrated the dilated lower bowel with blind-ending rectum. A postnatal contrast medium study with retrograde urethrography revealed a middle imperforate anus and a rectourethral fistula. A careful examination, even before 20 weeks of gestation, is extremely useful in demonstrating intraluminal coarse calcifications within an echogenic bowel.