Non Immune Fetal Hydrops: An Overview

Kodandapani, Sreelakshmi and Roopa, PS and Pai, Muralidhar V (2013) Non Immune Fetal Hydrops: An Overview. Wyno Journal of Medical Sciences , 2 (3). pp. 26-31.

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Hydrops fetalis is accumulation of extracellular fluid in fetal body cavities: pleural, pericardial, scalp and body wall edema and ascites. Non immune hydrops is universal edema unassociated with erythroblastosis. Ultrasound is the diagnostic tool. Various structural abnormalities in the fetus may subsequently lead to hydrops and hence require follow up scan in all cases. Hydrops is due to several factors leading to accumulation of edema. Structural and rhythm cardiac abnormalities are the most common cause followed by chromosomal abnormalities. Fetal anemia is rare but one of the few which can be treated. Anemia is detected by Doppler of middle cerebral artery. Hereditary inborn errors of metabolism cause recurrent hydrops and has poor prognosis. Few management options are available and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrops Fetalis, Ultrasound, Fetal Anemia, Doppler
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 04:08
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2014 04:08

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