Journal article

Conservative post-natal management of antenatally diagnosed congenital pulmonary airway malformations.

Allya V Makhijani, Flora Y Wong

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: Management of congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) is controversial, especially for asymptomatic patients. We aim to describe the clinical manifestations and management of CPAM at a tertiary paediatric hospital using a retrospective audit. METHODS: Infants with CPAM were identified on the Fetal Diagnostic Unit database from 2007 to 2014. Information on antenatal and post-natal management was collected from medical record. RESULTS: Thirty-five infants with antenatally diagnosed CPAM were included. Fetal CPAM volume ratio (CVR) was calculated from antenatal ultrasound measurement and used to categorise the infants into three groups of large (CVR ≥ 1.6, n = 8), medium (CVR of 0..

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