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Author: Dawn Ireland

The present article reports a rare case of isolated primary left lung agenesis who presented with the history of  recurrent respiratory infections. Lung agenesis is an uncommon entity resulting due to non-proliferation of the lung bud. The agenesis may be complete or partial depending upon the time of...

Minimally invasive fetal therapeutic procedures reduce the morbidity and mortality in monochorionic (MC) twins  and in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). MC pregnancies share their blood systems due to communicating vessels over their single placenta and may develop specific complications: Twin-to-Twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS),...

Lung hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (DH) lead to a high  perinatal mortality. Although sustained fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (TO) improves lung development, a major side effect is abnormal pneumocyte differentiation. This study evaluated the potential ability of intra-tracheal retinoic acid...

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is an anomaly that  appears as a result of abnormal embryological development of the diaphragmatic muscle. It shows up early and has an incidence of 1 in every 2000-3000 live births. It is frequently associated with other congenital anomalies. The mortality is high reaching 40-62% because of...

Objective To assess the longitudinal behavior of Quantitative Lung Index (QLI) for the follow-up of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Study design Retrospective study of fetuses with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The fetuses were assessed by ultrasound at different gestational ages and QLI was retrospectively calculated by means of previous lung-to-head...