Andreas Heydweiller

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PURPOSE To compare the dose area products of pediatric VCUG in daily practice with the dramatically reduced official German diagnostic reference levels, which are based on selected data. MATERIALS AND METHODS 413 consecutive pediatric VCUG examinations were analyzed. RESULTS The mean dose area product of all examinations was 0.97 dGycm². This is below(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of complications among a relatively large cohort of fetuses with bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) and the success of two different intrauterine treatment modalities. METHODS All cases with a prenatal diagnosis of BPS detected in a 10-year period (2002-2011) in two tertiary referral centers were reviewed(More)
Very high concentrations of CA 125 have been found in some ovarian cancer patients after repeated radioimmunodetection with anti-CA 125 antibodies [OC125-F(ab')2]. In one patient we measured a CA 125 concentration of 135,000 kilo-arb. units/L, using an enzyme immunoassay involving OC125 antibodies. With an immunoradiometric assay involving use of two new(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of pleth variability index (PVI) to predict fluid responsiveness in newborn infants during surgery. PVI was continuously recorded in 29 mechanically ventilated newborn infants during surgery, and episodes of clinically indicated volume expansion (VE) (≥10 ml/kg in ≤15 min) administration were(More)
BACKGROUND Meconium peritonitis (MP) is a rare prenatal condition that leads to substantial neonatal morbidity and mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients between 1998 and 2006 referred for prenatal diagnosis were retrospectively analyzed for diagnosis of MP. Prenatal ultrasound findings were compared with postnatal etiology, intraoperative findings,(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital malformation whose etiology remains largely unknown. Nine twin pairs with EA were identified from our clinical service, prompting the performance of a systematic review of the literature and the first reported twin study of isolated EA. METHODS A total of 330 twin pairs with EA were(More)
Identification of the 47,XXX karyotype often occurs adventitiously during prenatal fetal karyotyping in cases of advanced maternal age. Although most females with 47,XXX appear healthy at birth, various types of congenital malformations have been reported, of which urinary tract anomalies are the most frequent. We report on 2 newborns with 47,XXX and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe antenatal findings and evaluate prenatal risk parameters for adverse outcome or need for intervention in fetuses with congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM). METHODS In our retrospective study all fetuses with a prenatal diagnosis of CPAM detected in our tertiary referral center between 2002 and 2013 were analyzed.(More)
Morgagni hernia presents a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH, about 2–5 %) (Herman, J Perinatol 21:343–344, 2001), which is characterized by an anterior mainly right-sided defect of the diaphragm. Infrequently, this is combined with a herniation of the liver into the pericardial cavity (Aké, Prenat Diagn 11:719–724, 1991; Stevens, Pediatr(More)