Successful ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure for congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) owing to laryngeal atresia.

@article{Decou1998SuccessfulEU,
  title={Successful ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure for congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) owing to laryngeal atresia.},
  author={James M. Decou and David C. Jones and H. R. Jacobs and Robert James Touloukian},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={
          1563-5
        }
}
Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) caused by laryngeal atresia was diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound in a male fetus at 18-weeks-gestation. Findings included enlarged lungs, inverted diaphragms, dilated trachea distal to the obstruction, and ascites. At 35 weeks' gestation, a planned ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure was performed, allowing bronchoscopic evaluation of the airway and placement of a tracheostomy. The postnatal course was marked by gradual recovery of… CONTINUE READING
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