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Intrauterine hydrops caused by premature closure of the foramen ovale.
  1. E Pesonen,
  2. H Haavisto,
  3. P Ammälä,
  4. K Teramo


    Intrauterine hydrops was diagnosed by two dimensional echocardiography. The fetus had a pericardial effusion and a thick interatrial septum without a foramen ovale flap. The condition was treated by giving the mother digitalis. Postnatally, the effusion had disappeared and a parachute mitral valve was found.

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