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Is counselling for CCAM that difficult? Learning from parental experience.
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PMID:  22439079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM) are relatively rare developmental abnormalities of the lung. Despite outcome is usually benign, parents often exhibit high anxiety level. The purpose of the present study was to collect parents'subjective experience of communication of diagnosis when expecting a fetus with CCAM.
METHODS: In the period ranging between 2004 to 2007 all couples referred to our hospital for prenatal suspicion of CCAM, were contacted to participate in the study by means of a questionnaire.
RESULTS: Twenty-seven couples returned fully completed questionnaire and form the object of this study. 13/27 couples were recommended pregnancy termination.MAJOR RISKS PRESENTED WERE: fetal distress (27/27), intrauterine death (16/27), death at birth (12/27).THE MOST DISTRESSING MOMENTS WERE: communication of diagnosis and the time lag between communication of diagnosis and consultation with the surgeon.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite CCAM carries a favourable prognosis, couples often appear to receive incomplete information with risk of fetal distress and demise prevailing over survival rate and long term outcome. To provide the couple with the most accurate information concerning the anomaly and the associated prognosis to make informed decision a referral to a tertiary pediatric surgery unit should be made as soon as possible.
Lucia Aite; Antonio Zaccara; Alessandro Trucchi; Antonella Nahom; Irma Capolupo; Luisa Mobili; Pietro Bagolan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of prenatal medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1971-3290     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prenat Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101522906     Medline TA:  J Prenat Med     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Newborn Surgery Unit Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital P.zza S. Onofrio, 4 00164 Rome, Italy.
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