Enteric cyst as a cause of nonimmune hydrops fetalis: Fetal thoracentesis with fluid analysis

Deborah A. Franzek, Sue A. Strayer, Meredith T. Hull, Mervin C. Yoder, Lillie M. Padilla

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We report the rare occurrence of an enteric cyst that presented in a fetus as a cystic intrathoracic lesion with associated hydrothorax and eventually fetal hydrops. In utero thoracentesis was performed for possible diagnostic and therapeutic indications, and analysis of the fluid obtained from the cyst prenatally and postnatally is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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