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Clinical relevance of sonographically estimated amniotic fluid volume: polyhydramnios.
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PMID:  23620328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polyhydramnios is an excessive amount of amniotic fluid within the amniotic cavity. The etiology of polyhydramnios may be idiopathic, the consequence of fetal structural anomalies, or the consequence of various fetal and maternal conditions. The clinical importance of polyhydramnios is found in its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes and the risk of perinatal mortality. The antenatal management of polyhydramnios can be challenging as there are no formalized guidelines on the topic. The purpose of this review is to provide a literature-based overview on the subject of polyhydramnios in singleton pregnancies, demonstrate its clinical implications, and describe a practical approach to its management.
Authors:
Adam T Sandlin; Suneet P Chauhan; Everett F Magann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  851-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham St, Slot 518, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA. sandlinadamt@uams.edu.
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