Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome: Report of Two Cases and Brief Review of the Literature

Ulkumen, Burcu Artunc; Pala, Halil Gursoy; Nese, Nalan; Tarhan, Serdar; Baytur, Yesim
January 2013
Case Reports in Obstetrics & Gynecology;2013, p1
Academic Journal
Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) is the obstruction of the fetal upper airways, which may be partial or complete. It is usually incompatible with life. Prenatal recognition of the disease is quite important due to the recently described management options. We report here two cases of CHAOS due to tracheal atresia diagnosed by antenatal ultrasonography and fetal MRI.We also briefly review the relevant literature with the associated management options.


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