hydrops


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hydrops

(ˈhaɪdrɒps)
n
1. (Medicine) a swelling caused by excessive fluid in cells or tissues
2. (Medicine) a severe swelling of the entire body caused by excess fluid and accompanied by anaemia, occurring in foetuses and newborns affected by haemolytic disease. Also called: fetal hydrops or hydrops fetalis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrops - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavitieshydrops - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
angioedema, atrophedema, giant hives, periodic edema, Quincke's edema - recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema; onset is sudden and it disappears within 24 hours; seen mainly in young women, often as an allergic reaction to food or drugs
lymphedema - swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas
scleredema - a skin disease marked by hard edema of the tissue usually beginning in the face
cystoid macular edema - a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
anasarca - generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
chemosis - edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
papilledema - swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
brain edema, cerebral edema - swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
Translations

hy·drops

n. hidropesía, hidropsia o edema.
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Methods and Results: A 28-week gestational age fetus was born to a primigravid mother after a pregnancy complicated by intrauterine demise, polyhydramnios, and hydrops fetalis.
Cawley, the principal of Brazen Nose College, Oxford, who had been cured of hydrops pectoris (water on the heart) with extract from the foxglove root
Acute hydrops arises from sudden breaks in Descemet's membrane and can result in a painful episode.
The purpose of this therapy is to slow the inflammatory process to prevent progression of incomplete to complete congenital heart block, as well as to treat fetal hydrops and/or myocarditis.
Hydrops fetalis is not compatible with life, and is found when there is deletion of all four alpha globin genes, yielding a predominant pattern of hemoglobin Bart's, H, and Portland.
of alpha globin MCV (fl) MCH (pg) Phenotype genes Normal 4 90 +/- 5 30 +/- 2 Alpha thalassemia minor (mild) 3 81 +/- 7 26 +/- 2 Alpha thalassemia minor (severe) 2 69 +/- 4 22 +/- 2 HbH disease 1 65 +/- 7 19 +/- 2 Alpha thalassemia major, 0 110 to 120 Markedly Hb Barts, hydrops fetalis reduced Table 2.
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis presenting with nonimmune hydrops fetalis.
Surgeons removed the gall bladder, found it to be filled with mucinous fluid, and diagnosed hydrops of the gall bladder.
The prenatal diagnosis of AVSD and HLHS is easier due to co-existing anomalies (such as chromosome anomalies, hydrops fetalis).
Hydrops amnii in sheep associated with hydranencephaly and arthrogryposis with Wesselsbron disease and Rift Valley fever viruses as aetiological agents.
Doppler measurements of the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity can now be used to noninvasively diagnose anemia in fetuses without hydrops who are at risk for anemia secondary to conditions such as Rh(D) sensitization and parvovirus B 19 infection (Figure 5) (74,75) This noninvasive method of detecting fetal anemia decreases the number of invasive PUBS procedures needed in these high-risk patients.