fetal hydrops

noun

: hydrops fetalis
The most common microscopic lesion of the placenta that is associated with nonimmune fetal hydrops is a hemorrhagic endovasculitis, which can cause death in utero.Linda J. Heffner et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Fetal hydrops.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fetal%20hydrops. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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