Cystic hygroma with hydrops fetalis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Early morphology scan at 13 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 13 weeks gestation
Gender: Female

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
Published: 10th Jul 2009
Last edited: 24th Sep 2017
System: Obstetrics
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