Diagnostic Highlights

General Comments: Abdominal ultrasound easily and accurately confirms the diagnosis of IUFD.


Normal Result

Abnormality with Condition


Ultrasound (abdominal)

Heart beat seen; fetal growth appropriate for gestational age

No heart beat seen; "fetal collapse" noted; gestational age smaller than expected

Absence of heart beat and shriveled fetal appearance indicative of IUFD

Other Tests: If sepsis or DIC Is a potential threat, coagulation studies (fibrinogen, fibrin split products, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, D-dimer) are done serially.

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