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Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion and reestablishment of fetal airways for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Overview of attention for article published in Gynecological Surgery, May 2018
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Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion and reestablishment of fetal airways for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
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Gynecological Surgery, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s10397-018-1041-9
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Lennart Van der Veeken, Francesca Maria Russo, Luc De Catte, Eduard Gratacos, Alexandra Benachi, Yves Ville, Kypros Nicolaides, Christoph Berg, Glenn Gardener, Nicola Persico, Pietro Bagolan, Greg Ryan, Michael A. Belfort, Jan Deprest


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital anomaly with high mortality and morbidity mainly due to pulmonary hypoplasia and hypertension. Temporary fetal tracheal occlusion to promote prenatal lung growth may improve survival. Entrapment of lung fluid stretches the airways, leading to lung growth. Fetal endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) is performed by percutaneous sono-endoscopic insertion of a balloon developed for interventional radiology. Reversal of the occlusion to induce lung maturation can be performed by fetoscopy, transabdominal puncture, tracheoscopy, or by postnatal removal if all else fails. FETO and balloon removal have been shown safe in experienced hands. This paper deals with the technical aspects of balloon insertion and removal. While FETO is invasive, it has minimal maternal risks yet can cause preterm birth potentially offsetting its beneficial effects. For left-sided severe and moderate CDH, the procedure is considered investigational and is currently being evaluated in a global randomized clinical trial (https://www.totaltrial.eu/). The procedure can be clinically offered to fetuses with severe right-sided CDH.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 63 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 14%
Student > Master 8 13%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Other 4 6%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 19 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 37%
Engineering 7 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Sports and Recreations 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 25 40%

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