Tip 80: hydrops fetalis

Hydrops fetalis is defined as the accumulation of abnormal fluid in at least two different fetal compartments (e.g. subcutaneous oedema, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, ascites). Polyhydramnios is often associated.

Reference: Désilets, V., Audibert, F., Wilson, R., Brock, J. A., Carroll, J., Cartier, L., … & Senikas, V. (2013). Investigation and Management of Non-immune Fetal Hydrops. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada: JOGC= Journal d’obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada: JOGC, 35(10), 923-936.

First published: 03/04/14

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