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Non immune hydrops-Qatar experience.
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PMID:  23039279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To describe the presenting signs, diagnostic findings, and outcomes of 64 cases of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) cases seen in Women's Hospital, Qatar during the years 2003-2011. Method: A retrospective chart review of patients with signs suggesting of NIHF was done. A detailed scan was performed and karyotyping and detailed investigations were offered. Results: Average maternal age at diagnosis was 31 years. Fifty six percent of the patients were diagnosed during the 2nd trimester. Most common presenting signs were: ascites, pleural effusion, scalp edema, skin edema, pericardial effusion, generalize edema and cystic hygroma. Two patients were positive for PV B19 infection. Fetal karyotyping performed in 78% of the patients showed abnormal chromosomes in 9 cases. Three patients showed fetal anemia with abnormal peak systolic velocity of the medial cerebral artery (MCA-PSV). Seventeen (27%) fetuses survived the perinatal period with live births occurring between gestational ages 30-41 weeks. Ten (59%) of the 17 babies survived post delivery (6 months post survival data). Major identifiable abnormalities that might have caused symptoms of hydrops were cardiac (23.43%), and chromosomal (14%). Conclusion: Non-immune hydrops fetalis is a complex problem. Establishment of a clear procedure for the follow up of such patients is extremely important.
Zohra Hasnani-Samnani; Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Mahmoud; Ibrahim Farid; Eman Al Naggar; Badreldeen Ahmed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
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:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Calgary, Qatar.
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