Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) for congenital giant ranula
Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
Volume 95, Issue 10, pages 1303–1305, October 2006
How to Cite
Chan, D. F. Y., Lee, C. H., Fung, T. Y., Chan, D. L. W., Abdullah, V. and Ng, P. C. (2006), Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) for congenital giant ranula. Acta Paediatrica, 95: 1303–1305. doi: 10.1080/08035250600580545
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 29 MAR 2007
- (Received 15 December 2005; revised 6 January 2006; accepted 17 January 2006)
Congenital giant ranula causing life-threatening upper airway obstruction is a rare condition. A well-planned ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure for aspiration and decompression of the cystic lesion is simple, efficacious and effective in securing a patent airway before the fetus is completely delivered, and may prevent lifelong neurodevelopmental complications associated with perinatal asphyxia in such cases.
Conclusion: EXIT could be a life-saving procedure for congenital giant ranula.