Fetal Articles of Interest

Articles

Anhydramnios in the Setting of Renal Malformations: The National Institutes of Health Workshop Summary [1], Moxey-Mims et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun;131(6):1069-1079.

Anhydramnios is a lack of amniotic fluid surrounding the developing fetus defined as the deepest pocket of amniotic fluid measuring two cm or less in the second trimester. Anhydramnios due to fetal renal or urinary tract anomalies can result in severe pulmonary hypoplasia upon delivery. Amnioinfusion to restore amniotic fluid volume in pregnant women who carry a fetus with such anomalies may be a way to prevent pulmonary hypoplasia. This paper is a summary of a meeting of a panel of experts to further discuss this topic and to suggest an appropriate path to obtain meaningful research on the subject.

Ethical Considerations Concerning Amnioinfusions for Treating Fetal Bilateral Renal Agenesis [2], Sugarman et al. Obstet Gynecol 2018;131(1):130-134.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Fetal Surgery [3], Dickens et al. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2011 Oct;115(1):80-3.

Weighing the Social and Ethical Considerations of Maternal-Fetal Surgery [4], Antiel et al. Pediatrics 2017 Dec;140(6).

Ethical Challenges in the New World of Maternal-Fetal Surgery [5], Antiel Semin Perinatol 2016 Jun;40(4):227-33.

Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Omphalocele in the United States, 1995-2005 [6], Marshall et al. Obstet Gynecol 2015 Aug;126(2):284-93.

Fetal MRI-Calculated Total Lung Volumes in the Prediction of Short-Term Outcome in Giant Omphalocele: Preliminary Findings [7], Danzer et al. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2012;31(4):248-53.

Management of Giant Omphaloceles: A Systematic Review of Methods of Staged Surgical vs. Nonoperative Delayed Closure [8], Bauman et al. J Pediatr Surg 2016 Oct;51(10):1725-30.

Giant Omphaloceles: Surgical Management and Perinatal Outcome [9], Akinkuotu et al. J Surg Res 2015 Oct;198(2):388-92.

Prenatal Steroids for Microcystic Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformations [10], Curran et al. J Pediatr Surg 2010 Jan;45(1):145-50.

Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Volume Ratio Predicts Outcome in Prenatally Diagnosed Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung [11], Crombleholme et al. J Pediatr Surg 2002 Mar;37(3):338-8.

Congenital Lung Malformations: Informing Best Practice [12], Baird Ret al. Semin Pediatr Surg 2014 Oct; 23(5):270-7.

Gastroschisis outcomes in North America: a comparison of Canada and the United States [13], Youssef et al. J Pediatr Surg 2016 Jun;51(6):891-5.

Delivery planning for pregnancies with gastroschisis: findings from a prospective national registry [14], Al-Kaff et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Oct;213(4):557.e1-8.

Effect of gestational age at birth on neonatal outcomes in gastroschisis [15], Carnaghan et al. J Pediatr Surg 2016 May;51(5):734-8.

Prenatal management of the fetus with isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the era of the TOTAL trial [16], Deprest et al. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 2014 Dec; 19(6):338-48.

Observed to expected lung area to head circumference ratio in the prediction of survival in fetuses with isolated diaphragmatic hernia [17], Jani et al. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;30(1):67-71.

Use of magnetic resonance imaging in prenatal prognosis of the fetus with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia [18], Victoria et al. Prenat Diagn 2012 Aug;32(8):715-23.

Unique Considerations: Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes in the Setting of Fetal Surgery and Higher Order Pregnancies [19], Forde et al. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2020 Dec;47(4):653-669.

Fetal Surgery and Delayed Cord Clamping: Neonatal Implications [20], Frank et al. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 2018 Dec;30(4):499-507.

Postoperative imaging following fetal open myelomeningocele repair: The clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging and sonographic amniotic fluid volumes in detecting suspected hysterotomy scar dehiscence [21], Seaman et al. Prenat Diagn 2020 Jan;40(1):66-70.

References

  1. Moxey-Mims M, Raju TNK. Anhydramnios in the Setting of Renal Malformations: The National Institutes of Health Workshop Summary. Obstet Gynecol. 2018;131(6):1069-1079.  [PMID:29742659]
  2. Sugarman J, Anderson J, Baschat AA, et al. Ethical Considerations Concerning Amnioinfusions for Treating Fetal Bilateral Renal Agenesis. Obstet Gynecol. 2018;131(1):130-134.  [PMID:29215523]
  3. Dickens BM, Cook RJ. Legal and ethical issues in fetal surgery. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011;115(1):80-3.  [PMID:21839453]
  4. Antiel RM, Flake AW, Collura CA, et al. Weighing the Social and Ethical Considerations of Maternal-Fetal Surgery. Pediatrics. 2017;140(6).  [PMID:29101225]
  5. Antiel RM. Ethical challenges in the new world of maternal-fetal surgery. Semin Perinatol. 2016;40(4):227-33.  [PMID:26804036]
  6. Marshall J, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, et al. Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Omphalocele in the United States, 1995-2005. Obstet Gynecol. 2015;126(2):284-93.  [PMID:26241416]
  7. Danzer E, Victoria T, Bebbington MW, et al. Fetal MRI-calculated total lung volumes in the prediction of short-term outcome in giant omphalocele: preliminary findings. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2012;31(4):248-53.  [PMID:22572017]
  8. Bauman B, Stephens D, Gershone H, et al. Management of giant omphaloceles: A systematic review of methods of staged surgical vs. nonoperative delayed closure. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(10):1725-30.  [PMID:27570242]
  9. Akinkuotu AC, Sheikh F, Olutoye OO, et al. Giant omphaloceles: surgical management and perinatal outcomes. J Surg Res. 2015;198(2):388-92.  [PMID:25918004]
  10. Curran PF, Jelin EB, Rand L, et al. Prenatal steroids for microcystic congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45(1):145-50.  [PMID:20105595]
  11. Crombleholme TM, Coleman B, Hedrick H, et al. Cystic adenomatoid malformation volume ratio predicts outcome in prenatally diagnosed cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. J Pediatr Surg. 2002;37(3):331-8.  [PMID:11877643]
  12. Baird R, Puligandla PS, Laberge JM. Congenital lung malformations: informing best practice. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014;23(5):270-7.  [PMID:25459011]
  13. Youssef F, Cheong LH, Emil S, et al. Gastroschisis outcomes in North America: a comparison of Canada and the United States. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(6):891-5.  [PMID:27004440]
  14. Al-Kaff A, MacDonald SC, Kent N, et al. Delivery planning for pregnancies with gastroschisis: findings from a prospective national registry. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;213(4):557.e1-8.  [PMID:26116872]
  15. Carnaghan H, Baud D, Lapidus-Krol E, et al. Effect of gestational age at birth on neonatal outcomes in gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51(5):734-8.  [PMID:26932253]
  16. Deprest J, Brady P, Nicolaides K, et al. Prenatal management of the fetus with isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the era of the TOTAL trial. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014;19(6):338-48.  [PMID:25447987]
  17. Jani J, Nicolaides KH, Keller RL, et al. Observed to expected lung area to head circumference ratio in the prediction of survival in fetuses with isolated diaphragmatic hernia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007;30(1):67-71.  [PMID:17587219]
  18. Victoria T, Bebbington MW, Danzer E, et al. Use of magnetic resonance imaging in prenatal prognosis of the fetus with isolated left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Prenat Diagn. 2012;32(8):715-23.  [PMID:22674674]
  19. Forde B, Habli M. Unique Considerations: Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes in the Setting of Fetal Surgery and Higher Order Pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2020;47(4):653-669.  [PMID:33121651]
  20. Frank KM. Fetal Surgery and Delayed Cord Clamping: Neonatal Implications. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2018;30(4):499-507.  [PMID:30447809]
  21. Seaman RD, Cassady CI, Yepez Donado MC, et al. Postoperative imaging following fetal open myelomeningocele repair: The clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging and sonographic amniotic fluid volumes in detecting suspected hysterotomy scar dehiscence. Prenat Diagn. 2020;40(1):66-70.  [PMID:31600420]