Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung: A report of 26 cases and review of the literature

G. Monni, D. Paladini, R. M. Ibba, A. Teodoro, M. A. Zoppi, A. Lamberti, M. Floris, M. Putzolu, P. Martinelli

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the sonographic appearances and prenatal natural history of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. Methods: In each case a detailed examination of the thoracic lesion and a complete fetal survey was performed. The pregnancies that elected to continue were followed to term. Results: A total of 26 cases were identified. The pregnancy was electively terminated in nine cases (35%). All the remaining 17 pregnancies ended in liveborn infants (100%). The lesion disappeared completely in three fetuses (18%). Of the 14 infants in whom the lesion was confirmed at birth nine required surgery in the neonatal or post-natal period. Five children did not undergo surgery. Conclusions: Conservative management appears to be an adequate medical practice in cases of isolated congenital unilateral cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung, in the absence of hydrops and/or acute polyhydramnios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Cystic adenomatoid malformation
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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