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Fetal Polyhydramnios

Polyhydramnios (amniotic fluid disorder, hydramnios) refers to an excess volume of amniotic fluid.

Fetus (GA week 33) normal anatomy in polyhydramnios (ICD - O40 Polyhydramnios Incl.: Hydramnios).

Fetal Causes
Decreased Fluid Swallowing or Absorption Increased Fluid Production
  • Lung disorders
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Hydrops fetalis
Maternal Causes - Poorly controlled diabetes.

Links: Gastrointestinal Abnormalities | Neural Abnormalities | Maternal Diabetes



doi: 10.1007/s13244-011-0075-6


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