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Keywords:

  • vesicoamniotic/thoracoamniotic;
  • vesicocentesis;
  • obstructive uropathy or lower urinary tract obstructions (LUTO);
  • amnioinfusion;
  • macrocystic congenital adenomatoid malformation CCAM;
  • hydrops;
  • preeclampsia or maternal mirror syndrome

ABSTRACT

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.