Antenatal sonographic features of 100 alpha-thalassemia hydrops fetalis fetuses.

@article{Tongsong1996AntenatalSF,
  title={Antenatal sonographic features of 100 alpha-thalassemia hydrops fetalis fetuses.},
  author={Theera Tongsong and Chanane Wanapirak and Jatupol Srisomboon and Wirawit Piyamongkol and Supatra Sirichotiyakul},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={73-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize the sonographic findings of alpha-thalassemia hydrops fetalis. METHODS Descriptive study of the ultrasound findings in 100 women with antenatal diagnosis of hydrops fetalis due to alpha-thalassemia. RESULTS Mean (+/- SD) maternal age was 27.5 + 5.7 years (17-41 years). Mean menstrual age was 31.3 +/- 4.7 weeks (22-42 weeks). All fetuses were stillborn or died very shortly after birth. The indications for sonographic examination included early onset of pre-eclampsia… CONTINUE READING
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