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- n. The abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in a tissue or cavity
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hydropsy.
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- n. swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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If hydrops is not present, close surveillance will be provided to the family with a telephone call and follow-up letter to the referring physician.
If hydrops is present, the team will join the family to explain fetal surgery in detail.
Cardiac failure is manifest as "hydrops," an accumulation of fluid in the body of the fetus.
Among the life-threatening problems that CCAM can cause is fetal hydrops, an accumulation of fluid surrounding internal organs caused by congestive heart failure.
A large mass causes mediastinal shift, hypoplasia of normal lung tissue, polyhydramnios and cardiovascular compromise leading to fetal hydrops and death.
Lesions with associated hydrops that are diagnosed late in gestation may benefit from resection using an Ex Utero Intrapartum Therapy (EXIT) approach.
If hydrops does not develop, appropriate delivery plans will be made, depending upon the size of the lesion.
CCAM can cause a myriad of life-threatening problems for the baby, including fetal hydrops, an accumulation of fluid surrounding internal organs caused by congestive heart failure.
The finding that fetuses with hydrops are at very high risk for fetal or neonatal demise led to the performance of either fetal surgical resection of the massively enlarged pulmonary lobe (fetal lobectomy) for cystic/solid lesions or thoracoamniotic shunting for lesions with a dominant cyst.
As a result, fluid can accumulate in the body, causing fetal hydrops.