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Towards an Endoscopic Intra-Uterine Treatment
for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Preclinical Experimental Studies in the Foetal Lamb

By Veerle Evrard
June 2002
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 90-5867-206-9[book cover]
123 pages, illustrated
$65.00 paper original

General Introduction. Part 1. State of the art of CDH. Part 2. Experiments. Animal Model and Morphometric Techiques used in all Experiments. Feasibility and Foetal Safety of Endo-Tracheal Obstruction and Effect on Pulmonary Growth. Tracheal Side Effects of Tracheal Obstruction. Effects of Temporary and Permanent Tracheal Obstruction on Lung Graowth and Maturation until Term. Experiments in a Hypoplastic Lung Model. Effect of Tracheal Obstruction on Amniotic Fluid and Sodium and Chloride. Part 3. General Discussion - Future Perspectives. Summary. References.

Internal Medicine
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 253