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Title: Long term respiratory outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia, and cardiovascular anomalies
Authors: Delacourt, Christophe ×
Hadchouel, Alice
Toelen, Jaan
Rayyan, Maissa
de Blic, Jacques
Deprest, Jan #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine vol:17 issue:2 pages:105-111
Abstract: Intrathoracic congenital malformations may be associated with long-term pulmonary morbidity. This certainly is the case for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia and cardiac and aortic arch abnormalities. These conditions have variable degrees of impaired development of both the airways and lung vasculature, with a postnatal impact on lung function and bronchial reactivity. Pulmonary complications are themselves frequently associated to non-pulmonary morbidities, including gastrointestinal and orthopaedic complications. These are best recognized in a structured multidisciplinary follow-up clinic so that they can be actively managed.
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ISSN: 1744-165X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pregnancy, Foetus and Newborn (-)
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
× corresponding author
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