An association of gastroschisis and fatal respiratory distress: Does prenatal bile aspiration cause early-onset respiratory failure in neonates?

Nobuyuki Morikawa, Toshiro Honna, Tatsuo Kuroda, Miki Noya, Naoki Ito, Tomoo Nakamura, Yushi Ito, Satoshi Hayashi, Haruhiko Sago, Kentaro Matsuoka

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Abstract

We present a neonate with gastroschisis and evidence of bile aspiration in utero, who developed severe respiratory distress that did not respond to postnatal intensive respiratory care. Although rare, a newborn with gastroschisis may develop severe respiratory distress due to bile aspiration in utero. Given the poor outcome in this case, we suggest a possible role for prenatal diagnosis and therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1159
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amniotic fluid infusion
  • Bile acid pneumonia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Prenatal bile aspiration
  • Respiratory distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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