Prenatal detection of pulmonary hypoplasia in giant omphalocele

  title={Prenatal detection of pulmonary hypoplasia in giant omphalocele},
  author={Shinkichi Kamata and Noriaki Usui and Toshio Sawai and Keisuke Nose and Masahiro Fukuzawa},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Respiratory insufficiency has sometimes been reported in giant omphalocele. To determine whether ultrasonic fetal lung measurements including lung/thorax transverse area ratio (L/T) and chest/trunk length ratio (C/T) may be useful in predicting associated pulmonary hypoplasia, 28 fetuses with abdominal wall defects between 1991 and 2003 were reviewed. Nine patients with gastroschisis and 19 with omphalocele were classified into three groups. A group with neonatal death and postmortem lung/body… CONTINUE READING


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