Thoracoamniotic Shunts: Fetal Treatment of Pleural Effusions and Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformations

@article{Wilson2004ThoracoamnioticSF,
  title={Thoracoamniotic Shunts: Fetal Treatment of Pleural Effusions and Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformations},
  author={R. Douglas Wilson and Jason K. Baxter and Mark Paul Johnson and M. E. King and Stefanie B. Kasperski and Timothy M. Crombleholme and Alan W. Flake and Holly L. Hedrick and L.J. Howell and N.S. Adzick},
  journal={Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={413 - 420}
}
Objective: To determine whether fetuses that underwent thoracoamniotic shunt placement for treatment of pleural effusion (PE) or macrocystic congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) have an improved outcome as compared with an untreated population. Methods: A retrospective review from a single tertiary center was performed using thoracoamniotic shunt placement to treat PE or macrocystic CCAM between 1998 and 2001. Thoracoamniotic shunts were used on 26 occasions in 19 pregnancies… 

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