Very Echogenic Amniotic Fluid and Its Clinical Significance: A Case Report

Mahboobeh Shirazi, Shirin Niroomanesh, Fatemeh Rahimi Shaarbaf, Maryam Rabiei, Mitra Eftekhariyazdi
2016 Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Cancer Research  
The incidence of very echogenic amniotic fluid on ultrasonographic examination at term pregnancy is very low and its causes and significance in outcome of pregnancy are not well-understood. In previous studies, meconium was considered to be an important cause of very echogenic amniotic fluid and follow-up with amniocentesis and fetal well-being tests were recommended; however, in recent studies vernix caseosa has been identified to be an important cause. As a result, termination of pregnancy
more » ... ion of pregnancy should not be performed due to discovery of ultrasonographic echogenic amniotic fluid because it is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Case Presentation: We report a single term pregnancy with very echogenic amniotic fluid diagnosed by ultrasonography that was terminated by cesarean section. Conclusions: There were no adverse outcomes for the mother or neonate and the amniotic fluid was clear at the time of delivery.
doi:10.17795/ojcr-6654 fatcat:v6difii6obdjdbdiqognnq3iry