Chapter 67. Polyhydramnios

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Shad H. Deering MD1 and
  2. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch67

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Deering, S. H. and Queenan, J. T. (2009) Polyhydramnios, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch67

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, DC 98431, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • polyhydramnios - amniotic fluid accumulation;
  • balancing amniotic fluid volume (AFV) - by fetal micturation, pulmonary secretions;
  • amniotic fluid removal - fetal swallowing;
  • etiology of polyhydramnios;
  • standard for determining AFV-PAH dye dilution;
  • amnioreduction - reducing amount of amniotic fluid through amniocentesis;
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Importance

  • Frequency

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Evaluation

  • Treatment

  • Complications

  • Follow-Up

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • References