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1. Prenatal ultrasound showed polyhydramnios at 36 weeks, and at birth the infant had excessive fluids in its mouth and difficulty breathing. What birth defect might cause these conditions?

2. Prenatal ultrasound at 20 weeks revealed a midline mass that appeared to contain intestines and was membrane bound. What diagnosis would you make, and what would be the prognosis for this infant?

3. At birth a baby girl has meconium in her vagina and no anal opening. What type of birth defect does she have, and what was its embryological origin?

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  • karin
    What birth defect is no anal opening and meconium?
    8 years ago

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