Hydroperitoneum.

Hydroperitoneum.
Fetal ascites is a single anomaly. In contrast with this 5 month old, 30 kg aborted fetus, fetuses with ascites are generally carried to term at which time they may cause dystocia. Diagnosis is difficult when the fetus in anterior presentation. When the distended, fluid-filled abdomen prevents delivery, it may be drained with a pipe forced down the throat.

Roberts SJ (1973)