THE MANAGEMENT OF FOREGUT DUPLICATION CYST : JOURNEY FROM ANTENATAL PERIOD OF DIAGNOSIS TO POSTNATAL DEFINITIVE MANAGEMENT ALONG WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

Dr Kalpesh Onkar Patil

Abstract


Foregut duplications are rare developmental anomalies and relatively very few cases are diagnosed prenatally on fetal
sonography. It is one of the causes of acute respiratory distress in infancy and childhood(1, 2). Many theories proposed
that foregut duplications are originating from failure of developing vacuoles to coalesce into the developing esophagus
(3,4). The presentation of foregut duplication cysts may be intimately related to esophagus intra-thoracic or completely
separated swelling .There may be associated spinal deformities as vertebral defects (5).
Introduction: Maximum cases of intra thoracic foregut duplications occur in posterior mediastinum. Being a rare
developmental anomaly with rare anticipation on prenatal sonography, multimodal approach and closed monitoring is
very much mandatory. Here presenting a case of such foregut duplication cyst diagnosed on prenatal fetal sonography
scan and journey from antenatal presentation to postnatal period till complete surgical repair of lesion done.


Keywords


Foregut duplication , Mediastinal mass on prenatal scan , Antenatal management of fetal mediatinal mass

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