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A Review of Fetal Thoracoamniotic & Vesicoamniotic Shunt Procedures
Article first published online: 15 APR 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 426–433, May/June 2012
How to Cite
Gregory, C. L., Wright, J., Schwarz, J. and Rakowski, L. (2012), A Review of Fetal Thoracoamniotic & Vesicoamniotic Shunt Procedures. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: 426–433. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01354.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: NOV 2011
- obstructive uropathy or lower urinary tract obstructions (LUTO);
- macrocystic congenital adenomatoid malformation CCAM;
- preeclampsia or maternal mirror syndrome
Fetal anomalies such as lower urinary tract obstructions and fluid-filled space-occupying lesions in the fetal chest can result in severe morbidity or mortality if left untreated. In-utero fetal shunt placement offers the potential to improve outcomes in infants with these conditions. The role of the nurse is paramount in the clinical and psychosocial management of the mother and family.