Cystic hygroma with hydrops fetalis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Early morphology scan at 13 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 13 weeks gestation
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Septated cystic hygroma

Bilateral pleural effusions

Case Discussion

Early 2nd trimester scan.

Reveals a cystic lesion in the fetal neck and thorax. There is thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissues along with bilateral pleural effusion - features of hydrops fetalis.

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Case Information

rID: 6555
Case created: 10th Jul 2009
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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