Tracheal ligation: the dark side of in utero congenital diaphragmatic hernia treatment.

Currently there are two in utero procedures that have been proposed for the treatment of Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); reduction of the herniated viscera with repair of the diaphragmatic defect (CDH repair) and stimulation of lung growth by ligation of the fetal trachea (CDH + TL). Recent studies have shown that CDH + TL may result in a significant… CONTINUE READING