The effect of gastroschisis on experimental diaphragmatic hernia in fetal rabbits.


PURPOSE In this study, the authors analyzed the effect of experimentally induced gastroschisis on pulmonary hypoplasia in fetal rabbits with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS Twenty-three pregnant rabbits underwent fetal surgery on gestational day 24 through 27. A left diaphragmatic hernia was created in 1 fetus (DH group) from each rabbit… (More)