John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo
Placental Enlargement, Ascites, Pericardial Effusions, Pleural Effusions
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Medical Pathology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Hydrops fetalis is an excessive accumulation of fluid within the fetal extravascular compartments and body cavities generally characterized by: •placental enlargement •ascites •pericardial effusions •pleural effusions (Bellini, 2014, p. 1082). Nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) develops as a result of one or more nonimmune factors, distinguishing it from immune hydrops fetalis that results from a maternal antigen-body fetal antigen-mediated red blood cell hemolysis (Randenberg, 2010, p. 281).
Walker, Heather, "Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis" (2015). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. Paper 79.