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Neonatology pp 799-803 | Cite as

Fetal and Neonatal Hydrops

  • Gennaro Vetrano
  • Mario De Curtis

Abstract

Hydrops fetalis (i.e., fetal hydrops) (HF) is a serious condition defined as an abnormal accumulation of fluid in two or more fetal compartments. It presents as ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion and skin edema. In some patients, it may also be associated with polyhydramnios and placental edema. In 1943, Potter was the first to distinguish non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) from immune hydrops [1].

Keywords

Pericardial Effusion Fetal Hydrops Anemic Fetus Skin Edema Fetal Compartment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gennaro Vetrano
    • 1
  • Mario De Curtis
  1. 1.Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care UnitSacro Cuore di Gesù HospitalBeneventoItaly

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