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Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Can be.

If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs.
If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to the fetus.

In brief: Can be.

If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs.
If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to the fetus.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Management

There are a number of conditions which may cause fetal pleural effusions .
Among these are pulmonary disease, cardiac dysfunction and an autoimmune reaction which can lead to a condition called Hydrops. In addition, infections should be ruled out. The management of the baby's fluid, cardio respiratory status and ruling out infection will be part of the management at delivery. Many infants do well

In brief: Management

There are a number of conditions which may cause fetal pleural effusions .
Among these are pulmonary disease, cardiac dysfunction and an autoimmune reaction which can lead to a condition called Hydrops. In addition, infections should be ruled out. The management of the baby's fluid, cardio respiratory status and ruling out infection will be part of the management at delivery. Many infants do well
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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