Massive Fetomaternal Hemorrhage Remote from Term: Favorable Outcome after Fetal Resuscitation and Conservative Management

Maria Flavia Christino Luiz, Ahmet Baschat, Cassandra Delp, Jena Miller

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Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) is a rare condition that requires early diagnosis and appropriate treatment due to its potentially severe consequences. We report a case of massive FMH presenting as decreased fetal movement, fetal hydrops, and intracranial hemorrhage at 24 weeks. Treatment considerations were made and amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling, and fetal blood transfusion via cordocentesis were performed. Recurrent FMH required subsequent fetal transfusion 2 days later. Surveillance was continued twice weekly until the patient delivered a viable infant at 38 weeks after spontaneous labor. Recurrent FMH was unpredictable due to its unclear etiology and absence of precipitating events, however close surveillance proved effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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