Preferential ductus venosus streaming towards the right side of the heart may contribute to poorer outcomes in fetuses with left diaphragmatic hernia and intrathoracic liver herniation ('liver-up').


In their systematic review and meta-analysis, Mullassery and colleagues focus on the detrimental impact of intrathoracic liver herniation (‘liver up’) on outcome in fetuses with left diaphragmatic hernia1. Given the large variability that can be observed in the amount of liver herniated into the fetal chest, the authors call for ‘the development of an… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/uog.7693