The delivered promise of prenatal imaging and a challenge to the utility of sildenafil for severe lymphatic malformations

Ryan George, Rahul Shah, Dorothy Bulas, Shannon Kline, Sean Alexander, Brian K. Reilly

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Abstract

We report the case of an infant with severe lymphatic malformation necessitating ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure and examine recent advances in high resolution ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, which allow for improved prenatal diagnosis of lesions that cause critical airway obstruction in the neonate. Treatments for lymphatic malformations including surgical resection, sclerotherapy, coblation, and sildenafil are discussed. Our patient did not have any reduction in the size of the lymphatic malformation from sildenafil as suggested in another series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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