Hydrops fetalis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


31 weeks pregnancy scan and postnatal imaging

Patient Data

Gender: Female

generalized edema


Anasarca, pleural, pericardial effusions and ascitis.

Placenta is enlarged.

Case Discussion

31 week pregnant lady with history of absent fetal movement. US confirmed absent fetal cardiac motion and the presence of diffuse skin edema, ascites and pleural effusion. Findings are consistent with hydrops fetalis.

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Case information

rID: 9448
Published: 19th Apr 2010
Last edited: 5th Jan 2020
Tag: fetus
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