Outcomes following antenatal identification of hydrops fetalis: a single-centre experience from 2001 to 2012
Damien M Gilby, J Bridie Mee, C Omar Farouk Kamlin, Louise H Kornman, Peter G Davis, Brett James Manley
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: To describe the aetiologies and outcomes of pregnancies complicated by hydrops fetalis (HF). STUDY DESIGN: Case series of all pregnancies complicated by HF managed at The Royal Women's Hospital (RWH), Melbourne, Australia, between 2001 and 2012. Multiple pregnancies, and cases where antenatal care was not provided at RWH were excluded. Cases were identified from neonatal and obstetric databases. Data were extracted from maternal and neonatal case files, electronic pathology and radiology reports, and obstetric and neonatal databases. RESULTS: Over 12 years, 131 fetuses with HF with a median (IQR) gestational age (GA) at diagnosis of 24 (20-30) weeks were included in the analysis. ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program grant number 384100.