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accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity

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Accordingly, the case was diagnosed as dystocia due breech presentation coupled with fetal ascites.
Fetal ascites is rarely noticed but often associated with dystocia in animals.
5) Ancillary features on antenatal sonar include polyhydramnios, fetal ascites and bowel dilatation.
Fetal ascites is seen as an occasional cause of dystocia in any species but most common in cow.
In cases, 4 babies had neural tube defect and 2 had fetal ascites (table-4).
DISCUSSION: Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) was defined by Hedrick et al in 1994 as upper airway obstruction that is diagnosed in utero by ultrasound, with concomitant findings of large echogenic lungs, flattened or inverted diaphragms, and dilated airways distal to the obstruction, and fetal ascites or hydrops.
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