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Non-immune hydrops fetalis and bilateral pulmonary hypoplasia in a newborn infant with extralobar pulmonary sequestration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8318813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Extralobar pulmonary sequestration was found in a newborn premature infant that presented with non-immune hydrops fetalis, massive bilateral hydrothorax and polyhydramnios in utero. The baby died of severe respiratory insufficiency 15 h after birth. Postmortem examination revealed distended lymphatic vessels in the sequestered lung tissue probably due to impeded lymph drainage. We suggest that not extralobar pulmonary sequestration itself but a subsequent massive unilateral hydrothorax due to severe obstruction of lymph drainage was the cause of the non-immune hydrops fetalis, pulmonary hypoplasia and polyhydramnios. If these symptoms are diagnosed before delivery, a search for extralobar pulmonary sequestration is indicated.
Authors:
F Brus; P G Nikkels; A J van Loon; A Okken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-05     Completed Date:  1993-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Female
Fetal Diseases* / pathology,  ultrasonography
Humans
Hydrops Fetalis / complications*,  ultrasonography
Hydrothorax / complications*,  congenital,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Lung / pathology
Polyhydramnios / complications*,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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