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Fetus fluid extracted in C-delivery

Local doctors have extracted 600 milliliters of fluid from a fetus during its delivery.

The baby was delivered on Friday and has been transferred to an intensive care unit for further diagnosis and treatment, doctors said yesterday.

The 28-year-old mother was detected with a large quantity of fluid in her fetus during a 22-week prenatal check in March. She went to Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

Dr Zhang Yu conducted the check and ruled out common causes like genetic disease, infection and immune anemia. Congenital malformation of digestive tract may cause the abdominal dropsy.

The fluid build-up posed a serious threat to the fetus’ heart and lung development.

Doctors decided to extract the fluid from the fetus and then conducted a Caesarean operation to deliver the baby.

During the procedure, doctors removed 600ml of fluid from the fetus using ultrasonic technology. And the fetus’ heartbeat became normal.

Doctors then conducted their operation to deliver the baby, who was moved to the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. The mother and daughter are stable.


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