Fetal Breathing Movements and Lung Hypoplasia: Preliminary Human Observations


Hypoplasia of the fetal lungs (L.H.) is found in association with long standing oligohydramnios. In the animal model, interference with fetal breathing (F.B.) activity by phrenectomy or curarization has led to lung hypoplasia. It has been suggested that L.H. associated with oligohydramnios is due to inhibition of F.B.Four patients with oligohydramnios (2… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198404001-01832