Hong Kong Med J 2001;7:432-4 | Number 4, December 2001
Isolated foetal ascites
WC Leung, YH Lam, MHY Tang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong, Tsan Yuk Hospital, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
The prenatal diagnosis and perinatal outcome of two patients with isolated foetal ascites compatible with chyloperitoneum is described. The foetal ascites resolved spontaneously after delivery with good perinatal outcome in both cases. A good prognosis can be anticipated in such cases. Antepartum and intrapartum interventions are seldom necessary.
Key words: Ascites; Chyloperitoneum; Fetal diseases; Prenatal diagnosis
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