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Neonatal Ascites Case Report and Discussion

Neonatal ascites is a rare entity. It means the accumulation of fluid in the intraperitoneal cavity. Normally it should not happen. There are many reasons for neonatal ascites. Obstructive uropathy is the most common cause. We had found a case of neonatal ascites in our NICU. Here are the case report and discussion.

Neonatal Ascites Case Report and Discussion
Neonatal Ascites Case Report and Discussion
Neonatal Ascites Case Report and Discussion
Neonatal Ascites Case Report and Discussion

Case Summary

The baby of A 3130gm birth weight male preterm admitted just after birth due to severe abdominal distension and respiratory distress. The baby was born by LUCS at 36th weeks of gestation at 4 pm, 17.7.19. The baby cried immediately after birth but had meconium-stained liquor.

Mother Mrs. A, 29 years old primi gravidae nondiabetic normotensive having blood group A Negative was under regular antenatal checkup. An antenatal fetal anomaly ultrasound scan revealed Pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, huge ascites, and bilateral hydronephrosis.

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