Fetal hydrothorax

A fetal hydrothorax refers to fluid in the fetal thoracic cavity. In many cases it represents a fetal pleural effusion. In selected cases it can be treated by in utero thoracocentesis or a formation of a in utero pleuro-amniotic shunt.

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rID: 15506
System: Obstetrics
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • in utero hydrothorax

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