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Giant placental chorioangioma: a rare cause of fetal hydrops.
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PMID:  22696752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Giant choriangiomas are rare placental tumours, associated with a high prevalence of pregnancy complications and a poor perinatal outcome. Neonatal consequences include severe microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopaenia and hydrops. The associated high perinatal death rate (30-40%) has led to a number of prenatal therapeutic interventions with limited success in most cases. The authors present a case of non-immune fetal hydrops caused by a giant chorioangioma, diagnosed at 27 weeks of gestational age. Despite tocolytic therapy, the baby was born prematurely (28 weeks of gestational age) and required transfusion of blood derivatives, intensive phototherapy and exchange transfusion. She had an uncomplicated recovery and was discharged home in the second month of life. The authors emphasise the need to consider chorioangioma as a cause of non-immune fetal hydrops and microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia.
Andreia Barros; Ana Cristina Freitas; António Jorge Cabral; Maria Carmo Camacho; Edite Costa; Henrique Leitão; José Luis Nunes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Funchal Central Hospital, Funchal, Portugal.
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