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Case Report

Volume 5, Issue 6 (June Issue)

Isolated Fetal Pleural Effusion with Progression to Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis: A Case Report and Literature Review

Julia Kim*, Omar Abuzeid, Cassandra Heiselman, Kimberly Herrera and David Garry

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, NY

*Corresponding author: Julia Kim, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Renaissance School of Medicine at 101 Nicolls Rd. Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, USA. E-mail: Julia.kim@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Received: May 04, 2023; Accepted: May 16, 2023; Published: June 25, 2023

Citation: Kim J, Abuzeid O, Heiselman C, et al. Isolated Fetal Pleural Effusion with Progression to Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis: A Case Report and Literature Review. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2023; 5(6): 330.

Isolated Fetal Pleural Effusion with Progression to Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis: A Case Report and Literature Review
Abstract

Fetal pleural effusions are fluid collections in the chest cavity of a developing fetus. Pleural effusions can be characterized into primary and secondary etiologies. Primary pleural effusions usually result from lymphatic malformation and are unilateral and isolated findings. Primary pleural effusions are more common in males to females with a 2 to 1 ratio [1]. Secondary pleural effusions are usually associated with structural or infectious etiologies and sonographic, genetic, and infectious work up is necessary as primary pleural effusion is a diagnosis of exclusion [2].