Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(5):266-269. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0050.
Author information: Kornacki J1, Skrzypczak J.
In this review article we describe the ante- and perinatal management of fetal neck tumors. Although there are rare congenital anomalies, the clinical consequences for the fetus may be fatal and include airways obstruction, heart insufficiency, pulmonary hypoplasia and cosmetic effect. The right management allows to decrease the fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity associated with the disease. It includes intrauterine therapy in some cases, mostly in a goitrus hypothyroidism of the fetus, but firstly, an assessment of the fetal airways patency with a subsequent, eventual Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT).
Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment; airways obstruction; fetus; neck tumors; ultrasound