Hydrops Fetalis

  • Etiology: prenatal form of cardiac failure, immune hydrops due to to fetomaternal blood group incompatibility, non-immune hydrops due to multiple causes
  • Imaging: accumulation of fluid or edema in at least two places (pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, ascites, body wall, liver), bell-shaped chest

Radiology Cases of Hydrops Fetalis

CXR of hydrops fetalis
CXR AP shows low lung volumes, large bilateral pleural effusions, and extensive body wall edema.