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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Isolated fetal ascites: A case report with review of literature


1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Surgery, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh B Kurbet
Department of Paediatric Surgery, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.135048

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Fetal ascites is commonly seen with hydrops fetalis. Historically, fetal ascites has been associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Primary isolated fetal ascites occurs independently as an isolated disease due to numerous congenital abnormalities. Extensive antenatal and postnatal evaluation for the detection of the cause is done in these cases, if found and appropriately treated have shown good results. In conclusion, even a rare case of fetal ascites can be managed successfully.


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