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The role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hydrops fetalis: A case report
Joseph DZ,1 Igashi J,2 Joseph G,1  Aliyu L,1# Kadas S,1,2 Samuel S3
Clinical Radiographer,1,3 Consultant Radiologist,2 Consultant Obstetrician,1# Nurse1
1Department of Radiology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria, 2Department  of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria,3Department of Radiography and Radiological Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
ABSTRACT
The objective of this report was to show the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hydrops fetalis. The sonographic assessment revealed that there was increased amniotic fluid with hyperplacentosis. The transonic fluid interface was noted in the fetal abdomen in keeping with fetal ascites. There was bilateral pleural effusion with obvious subcutaneous scalp edema and right scrotal hydrocele. Ultrasound imaging is very effective and adequate in the diagnosis of hydrops fetalis.
KEY WORDS
Diagnosis, fetalis, hydrocele, hydrops, ultrasonography.

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