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Retrospective Review of Thoracoamniotic Shunting Using a Double-Basket Catheter for Fetal Chylothorax.
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PMID:  23595018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: From a single-center retrospective cohort with fetal chylothorax, we evaluated the factors related to the decision to use shunting, poor prognostic factors, and reported shunting outcomes with a new double basket-catheter device. Methods: A retrospective single-center study was performed in 35 cases of fetal chylothorax. Results: There were 35 cases of chylothorax: 23 with hydrops and 12 without hydrops. Twenty-one procedures were performed on 15 fetuses (11 with hydrops) with a single shunt in 11, two shunts in 3 and four shunts in 1. All 12 nonhydropic cases survived. In 23 hydropic cases, overall survival rates with and without thoracoamniotic shunting were 46 and 33%, respectively. The mortality rates of fetal hydropic cases with and without ascites were 93 and 11%, respectively. Fetal ascites, progression of fetal hydrops, and premature delivery at <33 weeks were significant risk factors for a poor prognosis. Progression of polyhydramnios after shunting was also associated with a poor prognosis. Obstruction of the catheter was observed in 38%. There were no direct fetal deaths associated with shunting. Conclusion: Thoracoamniotic shunting should be considered for pleural effusion before development of fetal hydrops, or at least before the appearance of fetal ascites. A double-basket catheter tends to be obstructive, but may be less invasive for fetuses.
Takekazu Miyoshi; Shinji Katsuragi; Tomoaki Ikeda; Chinami Horiuchi; Kaoru Kawasaki; Chizuko A Kamiya; Yoshihito Sasaki; Kazuhiro Osato; Reiko Neki; Jun Yoshimatsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
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