Hydrops fetalis is Latin for edema of the fetus. Ballantyne first described hydrops fetalis in , although this condition had been recognized. Hydrops fetalis is excessive extravasation of fluid into the third space in a fetus which could be due to heart failure, volume overload, decreased oncotic pressure. Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition which indicates poor prognosis for the affected fetus. Although the incidence of isoimmune hydrops fetalis.

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Differential diagnosis The main differential diagnosis is hydrops fetalis see this term without alpha-thalassemia, which is a common non-specific sign of numerous fetal or maternal disorders. Antenatal diagnosis Because of the risks for the fetus and for the mother, prenatal diagnosis for Hb Bart’s should be offered. In a study by Guvenc et al. This section needs expansion. Treatment with various drugs has generally been unsuccessful, as has hiddops surgery for pacing.

This measurement gives an estimate of bilirubin levels during the third trimester. On initial exam, the abdomen was markedly distended secondary to hepatosplenomegaly and ascites. There was generalized skin edema.

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She had no known drug allergies. This results in a progressive severe anemia and tissue hypoxia. Erythema toxicum Sclerema neonatorum. Non-immune hydrops can also be unrelated to anemia, for example if a fetal tumor or congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation increases the demand for blood flow. Cardiac Disease and Critical Hidro;s Medicine”. Obstetrical Ultrasound Studies at 20 Weeks of Gestation. Infobox medical condition new All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles to be expanded from August All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes.


She died shortly after birth despite supportive treatment. All had normal iron status. Hypoplastic thorax and bilateral pes varus were noted. Hypoplastic hodrops and bilateral pes varus were observed in hodrops reported patient. Views Read Edit View history.

A significant proportion of fetal hydrops is caused by or associated with chromosomal abnormalities or syndromes.

Cytogenetic evaluation showed a cetalis karyotype of 46, XX. A search for anomalies in the zeta, alpha, beta, and gamma globin gene arrangements in normal black, Italian, Turkish, and Spanish newborns.

Fetal and placental edema accompanied by serous effusions first was described generations ago.

Although termination of pregnancy was offered, the couple decided to continue. Ozsoylu S, Malik SA. Management outcome and follow-up of fetal tachycardia. The normal range for pulmonary annular dimension at 20 weeks is 2.

Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition that indicates poor prognosis for the affected fetus [ fettalis ]. Written consent was received from the parents. Diagnostic methods The disease is usually diagnosed on ultrasound at 22 to 28 weeks gestation and can be suspected in at-risk pregnancies at 13 to 14 weeks gestation when increased nuchal or placental thickness, and increased cardiothoracic ratio are found. Hydrops fetalis caused by homozygous alpha thalassemia and Rh fehalis alloimmunization: The diameter of a normal aortic annulus for a fetus at 20 weeks of gestation measures between 2.

Bart’s hydrops fetalis is caused by deletion or inactivation of all four alpha-globin alleles leading to a severe deficiency in alpha-globin chains of Hb, and to the production of gamma-4 tetramers Hb Bart.

Prenatal diagnosis for hydrops fetalis can also be conducted using fetal blood obtained by cordocentesis or amniocentesis [ 13 ]. Early therapeutic termination of at-risk pregnancies is usually recommended due to the severity of the syndrome and the risk of potentially serious maternal complications during pregnancy. Management fetqlis treatment Death almost always occurs in utero or shortly after hiidrops, although a very small number of patients survive following intra-uterine transfusions and repeated frequent transfusions after birth.


Hydrops fetalis – Wikipedia

The peripheral blood smear was notable for marked microcytosis, hypochromia, polychromasia, poikilocytosis, and anisocytosis with numerous erythroblasts. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us.

A year-old gravida 3, para 1, abortus 2 woman was referred to the hospital at the 20th week of gestation because of hydrops fetalis. It is a prenatal form of heart failurein which the heart is unable to satisfy demand in most cases abnormally high for blood flow. Edema is seen most easily over the skull, over which a halo is formed see images below. The placenta was large and edematous.

Clinical description Edema, signs of heart failure and profound intra-uterine anemia are the presenting features in the fetus. Parvovirus B19 induces bone marrow suppression with anemia-induced high-output cardiac failure and, rarely, cardiomyopathy. Many of these are X-linked disorders. Hydrops fetalis due to homozygosity for alpha-thalassemia-1, – alpha During prenatal follow-up, no interventions, including fetal blood sampling or intrauterine transfusion, were performed.

Summary and related texts. Turkiye Klinikleri J Pediatr Sci.