[Prenatally diagnosed fetal hydrothorax].


A predominantly unilateral hydrothorax in an unborn child was diagnosed by sonography during the 34th gestational week. Because of a pathologic cardiotocogram it was necessary to make a primary caesarean section one day later. The premature baby was intubated immediately and the pleural discharge was removed. Later developmental of the child was uneventful. The hydrothorax was interpreted as a partial factor of a hydrops fetalis. Controlling the fetal pleural discharge by ultrasound examination and regular cardiotocogram a caesarean section should be done between the 34th and 36th week of pregnancy.

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@article{Harms1985PrenatallyDF, title={[Prenatally diagnosed fetal hydrothorax].}, author={Elke Harms and U. Knoop and Florian Kl{\"{o}ck}, journal={Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde}, year={1985}, volume={133 9}, pages={701-3} }