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Spontaneous resolution of severe fetal ascites in the second trimester: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17465301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Fetal ascites is an infrequent anomaly. The prognosis for fetal and neonatal survival is poor, especially with the development of ascites before 24 weeks' gestation. The spontaneous remission of severe fetal ascites without intrauterine treatment, especially with an uncomplicated neonatal outcome, is extremely rare. CASE: A woman had sonographically documented fetal ascites at 19 weeks' gestation. The workup for immunologic and nonimmunologic causes was negative. Serial ultrasound examination showed ascites from 19 to 28 weeks' gestation. A complete resolution of the ascites was noted at 33 weeks' gestation. A normal male infant was vaginally delivered at 39 weeks' gestation. CONCLUSION: Spontaneous resolution of fetal ascites, with a good prognosis, can occur in cases with an idiopathic etiology.
Fang-Ping Chen; Li-Fen Teng; Ning Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-30     Completed Date:  2007-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Remission, Spontaneous

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