Cystic hygroma with hydrops fetalis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Early morphology scan at 13 weeks.

Patient Data

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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