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BACKGROUND Monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome at midgestation can be treated by either serial amnioreduction (removal of large volumes of amniotic fluid) or selective fetoscopic laser coagulation of the communicating vessels on the chorionic plate. We conducted a randomized trial to compare the efficacy(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare fast dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with colpocystodefecography (CCD) in the evaluation of pelvic floor descent in women. Thirty-five women with clinical evidence of pelvic floor descent were studied. A fast single-shot MR sequence was performed in the supine position during pelvic floor relaxation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of antenatally determined observed to expected fetal lung area to head circumference ratio (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS Two groups of fetuses were examined. The first group included 650 normal fetuses at 12-32 weeks' gestation, and the data collected(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS A terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. METHODS This report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the(More)
A terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. This report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the true incidence, prenatal detection rate and fetal outcome of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in a systematically registered population over an 18-year period and to determine any change in trends over time. METHODS This was a retrospective study of all cases of CDH registered in the Central-Eastern France Birth Defects(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a classification of selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in monochorionic (MC) twins based on the characteristics of umbilical artery (UA) Doppler flow in the smaller twin, in terms of association with clinical outcome and with the pattern of placental anastomoses. METHODS One hundred and thirty-four MC twins diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential value of antenatally determined intrathoracic herniation of the liver and the ratio of fetal lung area to head circumference (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS In this multicenter study, we searched the antenatal-CDH-Registry for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document pregnancy and neonatal outcome of monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN This observational study describes a prospective series included in the first trimester in 2 centers of the Eurotwin2twin project. RESULTS Of the 202 included twin pairs, 172 (85%) resulted in 2 survivors, 15(More)
Congenital thoracic malformations (CTMs) are a heterogeneous group of rare disorders that may involve the airways or lung parenchyma. The authors have focused on the condition that causes the most controversy, namely, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM). The reported incidence is 3.5 and 0.94 per 10,000 live births for CTMs and CCAMs(More)