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G203 A MALE NEWBORN WITH ASYMMETRICAL PITTING OEDEMA OF ONE LOWER LIMB

R. Monga, G. Sinha. Manor Hospital, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 9PS

Hydrops is not uncommon in neonates and can be diagnosed antenatally. However, oedema (whether pitting or non-pitting) affecting one limb is quite rare and may not be detected antenatally. It may pose a diagnostic dilemma for the clinicians and distress to the family.

We report a male baby born to Caucasian mother at term by emergency caesarean section for failure to progress. The birth weight was 4.090 kg and Apgar score was 81, 95. The mother had no medical illness and there was no family history of lymphoedema. The pregnancy was essentially normal. Unfortunately, on examination the baby was noted to have pitting oedema …

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