Korean J Anesthesiol.  2008 Oct;55(4):519-522. 10.4097/kjae.2008.55.4.519.

Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) for fetal intubation with giant neck mass: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jkane.kim@samsung.com

Abstract

Large fetal neck masses can cause life threatening airway obstructions after delivery. The ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) can be used to obtain a fetal airway while feto-maternal circulation is preserved. The relationship of neck mass to airway structures can be defined prenatally with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We present a successful EXIT case in which prenatally a large fetal neck mass was diagnosed on ultrasound and MRI at 35 weeks of gestation in 30 year-old paturient.

Keyword

ex utero intrapartum treatment; large fetal neck mass

MeSH Terms

Airway Obstruction
Intubation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neck
Pregnancy
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