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2004-07-03-11 Hydrops, unknown etiology © Jeanty

Hydrops, unknown etiology

Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Chaitali Shah, MD, Cerine Jeanty

Tennessee Women"s Care, Nashville TN

This is a video clip of a 31 week fetus, delivered by emergency ceaserean section after experiencing distress during peri-umbilical blood sampling for non-immune hydrops fetalis. Upon delivery, no fetal heart was found, the infant was resuscitated and his pneumothoraces were drained. However, the infant eventually died and no etiology was found for the condition.

The following are the ultrasound images demonstrating the fetus with hydrops.


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