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Radiology of non-immune hydrops fetalis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7107672     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A woman presented with polyhydramnios when 33 weeks pregnant, and three weeks later delivered an infant with idiopathic non-immune hydrops fetalis. Ultrasonic scanning before birth showed a severely edematous infant. An abdominal radiograph revealed the classical "Buddha" position of fetal hydrops. The cause of the infant's hypoalbuminemia could not be determined, but the infant responded quickly to intravenous albumin and to thoracentesis for the large pleural effusions. As non-immune hydrops becomes proportionately more common, radiologists should be aware that the diagnosis of "hydrops fetalis" is not synonymous with "erythroblastosis."
C S Houston; A Ninan; T B Best
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0008-2902     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-29     Completed Date:  1982-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505589     Medline TA:  J Can Assoc Radiol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Edema / radiography
Fetal Diseases / radiography*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Serum Albumin / deficiency
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Albumin

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