Thoraco-amniotic shunting for fetal pleural effusion--a case series.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189692
Title:
Thoraco-amniotic shunting for fetal pleural effusion--a case series.
Authors:
Walsh, J; Mahony, R; Higgins, S; McParland, P; Carroll, S; McAuliffe, F
Affiliation:
National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2. jennifer.walsh@ucd.ie
Citation:
Thoraco-amniotic shunting for fetal pleural effusion--a case series., 104 (7):205-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
15-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189692
PubMed ID:
21957687
Abstract:
Fetal pleural effusion is a rare occurrence, with an incidence of 1 per 10-15,000 pregnancies. The prognosis is related to the underlying cause and is often poor. There is increasing evidence that in utero therapy with thoraco-amniotic shunting improves prognosis by allowing lung expansion thereby preventing hydrops and pulmonary hypoplasia. This is a review of all cases of fetal pleural effusion managed over an eight year period the National Maternity Hospital Dublin. Over the nine year period there were 21 cases of fetal pleural effusion giving an overall incidence of 1 per 9281 deliveries. Of these, 15 underwent thoraco-amniotic shunting. There were associated anomalies diagnosed in 5 (33%) of cases. The overall survival in our cohort was 53%. The presence of hydrops was a poor prognostic factor, with survival in cases with hydrops of 33% (3/9) compared to 83% (5/6) in those cases without associated hydrops.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Amniotic Fluid; Female; Fetal Diseases; Humans; Hydrops Fetalis; Incidence; Ireland; Maternal Age; Pleural Effusion; Prognosis; Survival Rate
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMahony, Ren
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMcParland, Pen
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-15T16:01:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-15T16:01:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-15T16:01:12Z-
dc.identifier.citationThoraco-amniotic shunting for fetal pleural effusion--a case series., 104 (7):205-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21957687-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/189692-
dc.description.abstractFetal pleural effusion is a rare occurrence, with an incidence of 1 per 10-15,000 pregnancies. The prognosis is related to the underlying cause and is often poor. There is increasing evidence that in utero therapy with thoraco-amniotic shunting improves prognosis by allowing lung expansion thereby preventing hydrops and pulmonary hypoplasia. This is a review of all cases of fetal pleural effusion managed over an eight year period the National Maternity Hospital Dublin. Over the nine year period there were 21 cases of fetal pleural effusion giving an overall incidence of 1 per 9281 deliveries. Of these, 15 underwent thoraco-amniotic shunting. There were associated anomalies diagnosed in 5 (33%) of cases. The overall survival in our cohort was 53%. The presence of hydrops was a poor prognostic factor, with survival in cases with hydrops of 33% (3/9) compared to 83% (5/6) in those cases without associated hydrops.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAmniotic Fluid-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFetal Diseases-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHydrops Fetalis-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMaternal Age-
dc.subject.meshPleural Effusion-
dc.subject.meshPrognosis-
dc.subject.meshSurvival Rate-
dc.titleThoraco-amniotic shunting for fetal pleural effusion--a case series.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2. jennifer.walsh@ucd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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