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Antenatal diagnosis and treatment of fetal hydrops secondary to pulmonary extralobar sequestration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12797172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Bronchopulmonary sequestration with associated non-immune hydrops has been previously reported with generally poor prognosis for the neonate. The vast majority of sequestrations are discovered postnatally, and less than half are correctly identified as sequestration before birth.Until recently, treatment for pulmonary sequestration was limited to postnatal respiratory support and resection of the sequestered lung. But aggressive respiratory support does not succeed in salvaging infants with underlying pulmonary hypoplasia. In our report, we describe the antenatal treatment of pleural effusions complicated by hydrops fetalis secondary to a bronchopulmonary sequestration, successfully managed with a transthoracic catheter placement. This therapy resulted in the resolution of pleural effusion, polyhydramnios and hydrops, with a good fetal outcome.
Authors:
R Favre; K Bettahar; D Christmann; F Becmeur
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-10     Completed Date:  2003-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright 1994 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliation:
Department of Fetal Medicine, CMCO, Strasbourg, France.
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