Fetoscopic temporary tracheal occlusion by means of detachable balloon for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Michael R. Harrison, Craig T. Albanese, Samuel B. Hawgood, Diana L Farmer, Jody A. Farrell, Per L. Sandberg, Roy A. Filly

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Abstract

Occlusion of the fetal trachea blocks the egress of fetal lung fluid and stimulates the growth of hypoplastic lungs in fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia. Accomplishing temporary and reversible occlusion of the fetal trachea has proven difficult without invasive fetal surgery. Using simultaneous real-time ultrasonography and fetal bronchoscopy through a single uterine port, we placed a detachable balloon in the trachea of 2 fetuses with severe diaphragmatic hernia. In both fetuses the fetal lung subsequently enlarged, allowing survival after birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-733
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume185
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Fetal surgery
  • Fetoscopy
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Tracheal occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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