Anhydramnios

Last revised by Dr Karwan T. Khoshnaw on 24 Sep 2018

Anhydramnios is a term where there is a complete or near-complete lack of amniotic fluid (sometimes referred to as "liquor volume").

Anhydramnios can result in a number of situations:

Typically shows a complete absence of amniotic fluid around the fetus. Color Doppler interrogation may be of value in selected cases when loops of cord around the fetus mimic amniotic fluid 2. However demonstration of vascularity within the same can help differentiate the loops from amniotic fluid. Visualization of fetal structures can sometimes be very difficult due to the absence of amniotic fluid.

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