Robert sign

Robert sign refers to the presence of a gas shadow within the heart or the greater vessels, in cases of fetal death in utero. It is a rare sign caused by postmortem blood degeneration, usually seen 1-2 days after death; and may be seen as early as 12 hours.

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rID: 24475
System: Obstetrics
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Robert's sign

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