Maternal ventilation and sedation for H1N1 influenza resulting in fetal bladder rupture and urinary ascites
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages E97–E100, January 2013
How to Cite
Chaudhari, T., Robertson, M., Ellwood, D., Simpson, E., Kecskes, Z. and Kent, A. L. (2013), Maternal ventilation and sedation for H1N1 influenza resulting in fetal bladder rupture and urinary ascites. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E97–E100. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02502.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
- Accepted for publication 30 September 2011.
- bladder rupture;
- H1N1 influenza;
- urinary ascites
Urinary ascites in a newborn infant is unusual and most commonly results from bladder perforation following umbilical arterial catheterisation or obstructive uropathy. The following report describes a case of fetal bladder rupture with urinary ascites in a mother ventilated and sedated with narcotics and benzodiazepines for H1N1 influenza. This was associated with a unique biochemical profile of hyponatraemia and elevated serum urea and creatinine characteristic of urinary autodialysis in the neonate.