Transplacental passage of non-ionic contrast agents resulting in fetal bowel opacification: A mimic of pneumoperitoneum in the newborn

Brook J. Hill, Gaurav Saigal, Sandip Patel, George E. Abdenour

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Although animal studies suggest that non-ionic radiological contrast agents do not cross the placenta, case reports have documented transplacental passage of the non-ionic monomers iohexol and iopromide in humans. We report a case of presumed transplacental passage of the non-ionic monomer ioversol resulting in fetal bowel opacification and mimicking pneumoperitoneum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007



  • Contrast
  • Loversol
  • Neonate
  • Non-ionic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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