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Successful intrauterine therapy in a fetus with a large lung cyst in the third trimester of pregnancy – case report

Magdalena Litwińska, Katarzyna Janiak, Anna Piaseczna-Piotrowska, Iwona Maroszyńska, Krzysztof Szaflik
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1915
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Ginekol Pol 2014;85(11).

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Vol 85, No 11 (2014)
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Abstract

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is a rare disorder of the respiratory system which occurs with an incidence of 1/25.000–35.000. Depending on the size of the cysts, CCAM is classified into microcystic and macrocystic. Very large lesions carry a significant risk of causing both, pulmonary hypoplasia due to compression of the lung tissue and fetal hydrops, probably due to impaired cardiac function as a result of mediastinal shift and compression of the vena cava. In this report, we present a case of a fetus with prenatally diagnosed large cyst of the left lung. Despite advanced gestational age, the baby was treated by thoracoamniotic shunting owning to developing impaired cardiac function and polyhydramion. Spectacular effects of the therapy have been achieved.

Abstract

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is a rare disorder of the respiratory system which occurs with an incidence of 1/25.000–35.000. Depending on the size of the cysts, CCAM is classified into microcystic and macrocystic. Very large lesions carry a significant risk of causing both, pulmonary hypoplasia due to compression of the lung tissue and fetal hydrops, probably due to impaired cardiac function as a result of mediastinal shift and compression of the vena cava. In this report, we present a case of a fetus with prenatally diagnosed large cyst of the left lung. Despite advanced gestational age, the baby was treated by thoracoamniotic shunting owning to developing impaired cardiac function and polyhydramion. Spectacular effects of the therapy have been achieved.
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macrocystic type of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation / intrauterine therapy / thoracoamniotic shunt

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Title

Successful intrauterine therapy in a fetus with a large lung cyst in the third trimester of pregnancy – case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 85, No 11 (2014)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1915

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2014;85(11).

Keywords

macrocystic type of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation / intrauterine therapy / thoracoamniotic shunt

Authors

Magdalena Litwińska
Katarzyna Janiak
Anna Piaseczna-Piotrowska
Iwona Maroszyńska
Krzysztof Szaflik

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