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polyhydramnios

 [pol″e-hi-dram´ne-os]
hydramnios; an excessive amount (more than 2000 ml) of amniotic fluid.

hy·dram·ni·os

, hydramnion (hī-dram'nē-os, -nē-on),
Presence of an excessive amount of amniotic fluid, usually over 2,000 mL.
Synonym(s): polyhydramnios
[G. hydōr, water, + amnion]

polyhydramnios

/poly·hy·dram·ni·os/ (-hi-dram´ne-os) excess of amniotic fluid, usually exceding 2000 mL.

polyhydramnios

an excessive amount of amniotic fluid (more than 2000 mL). See hydramnios.

polyhydramnios

Hydramnios, see there.

pol·y·hy·dram·ni·os

(pol'ē-hī-dram'nē-os)
Excess amount of amnionic fluid.
[poly- + G. hydōr, water, + amnion]

polyhydramnios

Excess amniotic fluid in the womb (uterus) during pregnancy. The main effects are discomfort and breathlessness. The uterus is larger than normal for the stage of the pregnancy. Withdrawal of excess fluid through a needle passed through the abdominal wall can provide temporary relief. Compare OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS.

polyhydramnios

hydramnios.
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Fetus B had polyhydramnios (maximum vertical pocket of 14 cm) and a normal umbilical artery Doppler study.
Polyhydramnios should alert both clinician and sonologist to look for possible anomalies in fetus.
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2,5) Because of the obstruction of the fetal oral cavity and the amniotic fluid, swallowing inability and polyhydramnios may occur (2) Other oropharyngeal masses such as teratoma, lymphangioma, hemangioma, and neurofibroma should be included in the differential diagnosis.
Polyhydramnios were confirmed ultrasonographically and categorized as mild, moderate or severe on the basis of amniotic fluid index.
There was a significant increase in cases of eclampsia, pre-eclampsia, polyhydramnios, oligohydramnios, antepartum haemorrhage (APH), postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), and malaria after implementation of JSY.
Prenatal diagnosis of this condition is possible, as it should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in case of polyhydramnios.
Although not specific for CDH, polyhydramnios is often detected.
Exclusion criteria were history of PPH, precipitated delivery, preeclampsia, placenta previa/abruption, polyhydramnios, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus.
Women who have a uterus that is overdistended by polyhydramnios or multiple gestation have an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage.
Esophageal atresia with or without distal fistula is a difficult diagnosis to make prenatally and is usually based on indirect findings that include polyhydramnios caused by obstruction of fetal swallowing, a persistently small stomach and possibly, but rarely seen, a dilated upper esophageal pouch (Figure 11).
Indications for amniocentesis were screening for chromosomal abnormalities or therapeutic amniocentesis for polyhydramnios.