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Massive Idiopathic Feto-Maternal Transfusion Associated With Dilatation Of Umbilical Vein: Case Report And Review Of Literature.
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PMID:  23339710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Feto-maternal transfusion or haemorrhage (FMT) occurs when there is the entry of fetal blood into the maternal circulation in pregnancy or during delivery. It has been stated that very small amount of fetal red cells are normally detectable in maternal circulation in all pregnancies. However, massive FMT is rare and even rarer is the resultant severe anaemia which may cause severe fetal morbidity, fetal demise or early neonatal death in apparently uneventful normal pregnancy. Massive FMT is regarded as a pathological condition with a variety of clinical presentations which occur essentially secondary to the fetal anaemia. Here, I present a case of FMT associated with umbilical vein dilation and speculate whether this finding is of any prognostic value.
Anthony Emeka Madu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Women and Children's Hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, United Kingdom.
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