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New intrauterine shunt for treatment of fetal fluid accumulation: single-center experience of first 17 cases

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Pleural effusion is the most common fluid-accumulation in the fetus with a prevalence of 1:15.000-24.000 pregnancies.1 The clinical picture is highly variable ranging from spontaneous resolution to lung hypoplasia, hydrops and death.1 Treatment options include thoracocentesis, thoraco-amniotic shunting and pleurodesis using OK-432.2 The conventional thoraco-amniotic shunts are applied using a 13-16G trochar.3,4 Somatex® Intrauterine Shunt (IUS) was launched in 2014 and consists of a self-expanding nitinol wire mesh with an inner silicone coating to be inserted through an 18G/1.2 mm needle.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

    Research areas

  • Abnormalities, Multiple, Edema/complications, Feasibility Studies, Female, Fetal Diseases/epidemiology, Fetus, Humans, Intrauterine Devices/standards, Lung Diseases/complications, Lung/abnormalities, Pleural Effusion/complications, Pleurodesis/methods, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Prevalence, Survival Rate, Thoracentesis/methods, Ultrasonography/methods

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