Fetal Storage Disorders
Fetal storage disorders such as Gaucher’s disease, as mentioned in Chapter 18, may cause fetal hydrops. In the case described by Ginsburg and Groll (1973), polyhydramnios complicated the second pregnancy of a patient during the second trimester. At 34 weeks she delivered a macerated, hydropic fetus. The large, edematous placenta had macroscopic features of erythroblastosis fetalis. The mother’s third pregnancy also resulted in neonatal demise due to Gaucher’s disease. The fetal findings were characteristic of type II Gaucher’s disease in the hydropic, 21-week fetus described by Rice et al. (1984). The placenta was not described.
KeywordsGlycogen Storage Disease Type Mucolipidosis Type Hydropic Fetus Zebra Body Sialic Acid Storage Disease
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