Antenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of extremely giant fetal cervicopharyngeal teratoma resulting in impossible fetal intubation: A case report

Awoniyi O. Awonuga, Jason Bell, Diana Vallecilla, Chadburn B Ray, Dave Yingling, Andrew Helfgott

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Abstract

We report the case of an extremely large giant neck teratoma diagnosed on routine sonogram and confirmed by 3-D and 4-D sonography and MRI in a 19-year-old primigravida at 18 weeks. Rapid growth, polyhydramnios, premature contractions and premature rupture of membranes necessitated delivery at 28 weeks. Under general anesthesia, with a multidisciplinary team attendant, efforts by the otolaryngologist to establish an airway during an EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedure failed as did subsequent attempts by the neonatologist, leading to an early neonatal death. Although a team approach will increase the likelihood of success in securing the airway during EXIT procedures, it cannot be a guarantor in cases of giant neck teratoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Teratoma
Prenatal Diagnosis
Intubation
Neck
Polyhydramnios
General Anesthesia
Rupture
Ultrasonography
Membranes
Therapeutics
Growth
Otolaryngologists
Neonatologists
Perinatal Death

Keywords

  • Failed EXIT procedure
  • Giant fetal cervicopharyngeal teratoma
  • Ultrasound, 3-dimensional, 4-dimensional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Antenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of extremely giant fetal cervicopharyngeal teratoma resulting in impossible fetal intubation : A case report. / Awonuga, Awoniyi O.; Bell, Jason; Vallecilla, Diana; Ray, Chadburn B; Yingling, Dave; Helfgott, Andrew.

In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 3, 01.09.2009, p. 340-342.

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Awonuga, Awoniyi O. ; Bell, Jason ; Vallecilla, Diana ; Ray, Chadburn B ; Yingling, Dave ; Helfgott, Andrew. / Antenatal diagnosis and perinatal management of extremely giant fetal cervicopharyngeal teratoma resulting in impossible fetal intubation : A case report. In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 340-342.
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