Fetal maceration

Fetal maceration is one of the signs of fetal death. It is a destructive aseptic process that appears between 12 to 24 hours after fetal death. It may not be seen in a pregnancy earlier than 6 months. In this a separation of the skin from head and trunk occurs giving a bubble-like appearance.

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rID: 36838
System: Obstetrics
Section: Signs
Tags: stubs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Maceration of the fetus

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