Nonimmune hydrops fetalis: clinical experience and factors related to a poor outcome.

@article{Castillo1986NonimmuneHF,
  title={Nonimmune hydrops fetalis: clinical experience and factors related to a poor outcome.},
  author={Ram{\'o}n A. Castillo and Lawrence D. Devoe and Hamid A. Hadi and Steve D Martin and Daniel Geist},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={155 4},
  pages={812-6}
}
Twenty-one cases of nonimmune hydrops fetalis diagnosed at the Medical College of Georgia during a 2-year period are presented. All fetuses satisfied strict diagnostic criteria and were evaluated according to a standard protocol. The corrected mortality rate was 95% with pulmonary hypoplasia being the most common cause of perinatal death. The mean gestational age at diagnosis was 24.8 weeks; in 57% of the cases the cause of nonimmune hydrops fetalis was identified. Fifteen fetuses had serial… CONTINUE READING