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Nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF)

DA: 27

Developmental anomaly information

Definition: Hydrops fetalis (ie, ) is a serious fetal condition defined as abnormal accumulation of fluid in 2 or more fetal compartments, including ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and skin edema. The basic mechanism for the formation of fetal hydrops is an imbalance of interstitial fluid production and the lymphatic return. Fluid accumulation in the fetus can result from congestive heart failure, obstructed lymphatic flow, or decreased plasma osmotic pressure. The fetus is particularly susceptible to interstitial fluid accumulation because of its greater capillary permeability, compliant interstitial compartments, and vulnerability to venous pressure on lymphatic return.


  • fetal hydrops
  • Michelin fetus
  • hydrops foetalis, hydrops, universal edema of the newborn, nonimmune hydrops, fetal edema, fetal subcutaneous tissue edema

Developmental anomaly parent: (empty)

Topology: Human body

System: integument & skin

Developmental anomaly category: Malformation

Case records MDB28, MDB33, MDB36, MDB42, MDB72, MDB74, MDB76, MDB102, MDB109, MDB111, MDB125, MDB135, MDB339, MDB164, MDB168, MDB170, MDB182, MDB206, MDB214, MDB225, MDB245, MDB328, MDB333, MDB335, MDB336, MDB337, MDB373, MDB384, MDB408, MDB415, MDB446, MDB479, MDB481, MDB482, MDB483, MDB485, MDB488, MDB495, MDB499, MDB512, MDB516, MDB534, MDB537, MDB536, MDB162, MDB257

Humpath: 10600

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Observed in combinaisons (MDB)
Observed in malformative diseases (MDB)
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Associated developmental anomalies

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Last modified: 2008-12-05 15:02:09 by farideh

Created: 2008-02-15 01:00:00 by phsaw

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