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How are tracheoesophageal fistulas and polyhydramnios related?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Disrupted circulatio

The amniotic fluid is in a delicate balance with mom's circulation.
Over a 24 hour time period amniotic fluid gets exchanged several times. The fetus is part of this equation. The fetus' lungs are typically filled with fluid. If there is a fistula between the trachea and the esophagus, the equation is disrupted, resulted in excess amniotic fluid.

In brief: Disrupted circulatio

The amniotic fluid is in a delicate balance with mom's circulation.
Over a 24 hour time period amniotic fluid gets exchanged several times. The fetus is part of this equation. The fetus' lungs are typically filled with fluid. If there is a fistula between the trachea and the esophagus, the equation is disrupted, resulted in excess amniotic fluid.
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