Nonimmune hydrops fetalis secondary to premature closure of the foramen ovale.


Journal Article

Premature closure of the foramen ovale is a rare cardiac anomaly. Severe right-sided heart failure accounts for the hepatomegaly, ascites, pleural and pericardial effusions, and generalized edema of these hydropic fetuses. Premature closure of the foramen ovale should be a part of the differential diagnosis when unexplained fetal hydrops is encountered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coulson, CC; Kuller, JA

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 7857440

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7857440

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-994616


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States