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Research: Type 4 laryngotracheoesophageal cleft detected during fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion in a fetus with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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Research: Type 4 laryngotracheoesophageal cleft detected during fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion in a fetus with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2019 May 27. doi: 10.1002/uog.20355. [Epub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31131929

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Type 4 laryngotracheoesophageal cleft detected during fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion in a fetus with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Yuksel MA1Tayyar A2.

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Abstract

Laryngotracheoesophageal (LTO) clefts are rare congenital defects caused by the failure of the tracheoesophageal septum to form. They are classified into four types based on the extent of the cleft. Type I involves a small cleft between the arytenoid cartilages whereas type IV refers to complete clefts of the larynx, trachea, and oesophagus that extend to the carina and result in a common oesophageal and tracheal lumen 1 . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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KEYWORDS:

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion; Fetoscopy; Laryngotracheoesophageal Cleft; Prenatal diagnosis of Laryngotracheoesophageal CleftPMID: 31131929 DOI: 10.1002/uog.20355

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