Farname Inc. in collaboration with Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Authors

1 Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, IR Iran

Abstract

Introduction: The incidence of very echogenic amniotic fluid on ultrasonographic examination at term pregnancy is very low and its causes and significance in outcome of pregnancy are not well- understood. In previous studies, meconium was considered to be an important cause of very echogenic amniotic fluid and follow-up with amniocentesis and fetal well-being tests were recommended; however, in recent studies vernix caseosa has been identified to be an important cause. As a result, termination of pregnancy should not be performed due to discovery of ultrasonographic echogenic amniotic fluid because it is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Case Presentation: We report a single term pregnancy with very echogenic amniotic fluid diagnosed by ultrasonography that was terminated by cesarean section.
Conclusions: There were no adverse outcomes for the mother or neonate and the amniotic fluid was clear at the time of delivery.

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