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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of upper airway obstruction: a challenge that can be achieved

  • Noga Golan-Porat (a1), Shlomo Lipitz (a1), Moshe Porat (a2) and Reuwen Achiron (a1)


Congenital upper airway obstruction presents a life-threatening situation when encountered in the delivery room. We present a case in which in utero diagnosis of this malformation was suspected, but unfortunately the neonate did not survive due to the inability to provide adequate ventilation. The prenatal sonographic features of this rare malformation are outlined, and the literature reviewed.


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Address for correspondence: R. Achiron, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621, Israel. Fax: 972-3-5352081


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