Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 265, Issue 1, pp 53–54

Successful treatment of primary fetal hydrothorax with hydrops by pleuroamniotic shunt placement

  • H. Hamada
  • M. Yasuoka
  • K. Urushigawa
  • H. Watanabe
  • S. Sohda
  • T. Kubo
Case Report

Abstract 

We treated a case of primary fetal hydrothorax with hydrops. A pleuroamniotic shunt catheter inserted at 30 weeks accomplished resolution of hydrops and was maintained until cesarean delivery at 34 weeks with no need for further prenatal intervention. At age 9 months, the infant showed no effusion or pulmonary compromise.

Keywords Fetal hydrothorax Fetal hydrops Pleuroamniotic shunting Fetal therapy Prenatal diagnosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hamada
    • 1
  • M. Yasuoka
    • 1
  • K. Urushigawa
    • 1
  • H. Watanabe
    • 1
  • S. Sohda
    • 1
  • T. Kubo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575, Japan e-mail: hhamada@md.tsukuba.ac.jp Tel.: +81-298-53-3210, Fax: +81-298-53-3072JP

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