Tip 79: oligohydramnios

Severe, prolonged oligohydramnios/anhydramnios is likely to cause pulmonary hypoplasia with high early neonatal mortality. There may also be IUGR, limb contractures (arthrogryposis) and typical Potter’s facies (abnormal ears, flattened nose and epicanthic folds).

Reference: Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill.

Previously published: 02/04/14, 27/02/15

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