Hydrops fetalis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


3rd gravida presented for 13 weeks scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

There is a single live intra-uterine fetus with growth corresponding to the period of amenorrhea. There is generalized subcutaneous edema involving head - neck - uppermost torso. There are septa within this edema. There is bilateral mild pleural effusion without ascites. The nasal bone is ossified but smaller in length.


Photo of an abortus at 2 weeks after the ultrasound. There is edema in the neck region.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings suggest hydrops fetalis.

Abortus photo: Courtesy treating obstetric surgeon Dr. Drashti R. Patel.

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Case information

rID: 61471
Published: 4th Jul 2018
Last edited: 5th Jan 2020
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