Intrathoracic shunt displacement with massive pleural effusion after successful shunt placement in a hydropic fetus with multilocular macrocystic congenital pulmonary airway malformation

Asako Hara, Nobuhiro Hidaka, Kenta Nitahara, Atsuhiko Sakai, Saki Kido, Kiyoko Kato

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Abstract

We successfully performed shunting for a fetus with a multilocular macrocystic lung mass with hydrops at 22 weeks' gestation. Complete resolution of hydrops was achieved; however, at 35 weeks' gestation, the fetus developed acute massive pleural effusion. Fetal ultrasound examination revealed that one end of the shunting tube had migrated downward in the thoracic cavity, which led to fluid draining from the lung cyst. The baby was delivered at term and was discharged following neonatal intensive care management. Intrathoracic displacement of the shunt can occur, followed by massive pleural effusion due to drainage of cystic fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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