Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome presenting as nonimmune hydrops in a 19-week fetus

Anjali Mundkur, Shalini S. Nayak, Akhila Vasudeva, Girisha M. Katta, Pratap Kumar

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A 27-year-old primigravida at 19 weeks of gestation with suspected hydrops fetalis. There were characteristic ultrasono-graphic features like hyper inflated and enlarged lungs, flattened diaphragm, small centrally displaced heart, and hydrops suggestive of CHAOS. Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome is a rare fetal anomaly causing nonimmune hydrops. Prenatal ultrasound features are characteristic. Meticulous system wise fetal imaging in the presence of hydrops would help in early diagnosis of the condition, helping in appropriate management of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine

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