Spontaneous regression of fetal ascites in utero in an adolescent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fetal ascites has been documented by ultrasound to progressively disappear prior to birth. This report describes a case in a nineteen-year-old in which fetal ascites was documented in the midtrimester of pregnancy and in which subsequent regression was shown by ultrasound. Although nonimmune fetal hydrops commonly has a poor prognosis, it is possible to adopt an observant attitude while a carefully evaluating for an etiology of fetal ascites.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leppert, PC; Pahlka, BS; Stark, RI; Yeh, MN

Published Date

  • October 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 6386770

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0197-0070(84)80135-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States