Fetendo-clip: a fetal endoscopic tracheal clip procedure in a human fetus.


Conference Paper

Fetal tracheal occlusion accelerates lung growth and corrects the often fatal pulmonary hypoplasia seen in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Fetoscopy presents a unique opportunity to glimpse into the world of the fetus, but its use, until recently, has been limited to diagnostic and simple procedures. Using fetoscopic techniques ("Fetendo"), we now report successful tracheal occlusion in a 30-week-old fetus for the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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Cited Authors

  • VanderWall, KJ; Skarsgard, ED; Filly, RA; Eckert, J; Harrison, MR

Published Date

  • July 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 970 - 972

PubMed ID

  • 9247214

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9247214

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3468(97)90379-1