Resolution of unilateral fetal hydrothorax with associated non-immune hydrops after intrauterine thoracentesis.

@article{Aguirre1995ResolutionOU,
  title={Resolution of unilateral fetal hydrothorax with associated non-immune hydrops after intrauterine thoracentesis.},
  author={O. A. Aguirre and B. A. Edmonton Finley and Louis E. Ridgway and Timothy L. Bennett and Tim Cowles},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          346-8
        }
}
Congenital hydrothorax has been successfully managed in utero by two different treatment modalities: thoracentesis and pleuroamniotic shunting. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of data as to which method is better for the management of this problem. This case report supports the use of thoracentesis as the initial procedure for primary fetal hydrothorax. We report a pregnancy complicated by primary fetal hydrothorax with non-immune hydrops that completely resolved after two thoracenteses in… CONTINUE READING

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