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Vol 88, No 5 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-05-31
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Fetal neck tumors – antenatal and intrapartum management

Jakub Kornacki1, Jana Skrzypczak1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0050
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Pubmed: 28580573
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Ginekol Pol 2017;88(5):266-269.
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  1. Division of Reproduction, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland

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Vol 88, No 5 (2017)
REVIEW PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2017-05-31

Abstract

In this review article we describe the ante- and perinatal management of fetal neck tumors. Although there are rare congenital anomalies, the clinical consequences for the fetus may be fatal and include airways obstruction, heart insufficiency, pulmonary hypoplasia and cosmetic effect. The right management allows to decrease the fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity associated with the disease. It includes intrauterine therapy in some cases, mostly in a goitrus hypothyroidism of the fetus, but firstly, an assessment of the fetal airways patency with a subsequent, eventual Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT).

Abstract

In this review article we describe the ante- and perinatal management of fetal neck tumors. Although there are rare congenital anomalies, the clinical consequences for the fetus may be fatal and include airways obstruction, heart insufficiency, pulmonary hypoplasia and cosmetic effect. The right management allows to decrease the fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity associated with the disease. It includes intrauterine therapy in some cases, mostly in a goitrus hypothyroidism of the fetus, but firstly, an assessment of the fetal airways patency with a subsequent, eventual Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT).

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Keywords

fetus, neck tumors, ultrasound, airways obstruction, Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment

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Title

Fetal neck tumors – antenatal and intrapartum management

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 88, No 5 (2017)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

266-269

Published online

2017-05-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2017.0050

Pubmed

28580573

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2017;88(5):266-269.

Keywords

fetus
neck tumors
ultrasound
airways obstruction
Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment

Authors

Jakub Kornacki
Jana Skrzypczak

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