Genetic implications of idiopathic hydramnios.

  title={Genetic implications of idiopathic hydramnios.},
  author={Helain J. Landy and Nelson B. Isada and John W. Larsen},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={157 1},
The antenatal diagnosis of hydramnios requires a careful search for associated underlying maternal or fetal conditions. Even in pregnancies associated with idiopathic hydramnios in which no underlying condition can be identified, a high perinatal mortality rate exists. Although trisomy 18 has been seen in pregnancies with hydramnios and growth retardation, the association with specific chromosomal disorders and idiopathic hydramnios has not been well defined. A review of pregnancies complicated… CONTINUE READING

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