Nonimmunologic fetal hydrops associated with hyperreactio luteinalis.

Abstract

A case of nonimmunologic fetal hydrops associated with maternal bilateral theca lutein cysts (hyperreactio luteinalis) is presented. It is proposed that the theca lutein cysts were caused by elevated human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) production from the hydropic placenta. These cysts appeared to regress after the patient's delivery, while beta-hCG levels… (More)

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