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Single-needle laser treatment with drainage of hydrothorax in fetal bronchopulmonary sequestration with hydrops.
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PMID:  19681165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is sometimes associated with hydrothorax and hydrops in utero. In the absence of fetal hydrops, perinatal outcome is favorable and justifies expectant management. In the presence of fetal hydrops, perinatal outcome is reported to be extremely poor and intervention should be considered. Therapeutic options include open fetal surgery, minimally invasive coagulation of the blood supply and thoracoamniotic shunting. We present the first case of fetal hydrops and a large hydrothorax due to BPS treated successfully with one ultrasound-guided thin needle insertion, through which both laser coagulation of the feeding artery and drainage of the hydrothorax were performed. Following the procedure the hydrothorax and hydrops gradually disappeared and the BPS diminished in size. A healthy neonate was delivered uneventfully at term. We describe the case and discuss the different therapeutic options.
R S G M Witlox; E Lopriore; F J Walther; E R V M Rikkers-Mutsaerts; F J C M Klumper; D Oepkes
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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:  34     ISSN:  1469-0705     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600, Leiden 2300 RC, The Netherlands.
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