Is fetal thoracic compression really the underlying mechanism of lung hypoplasia in oligohydramnios? An experimental study in a rabbit model


Kizilcan F., Karnak I., Tanyel F. C. , Buyukpamukcu N., Hicsonmez A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.7, ss.80-83, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-2008-1071059
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.80-83

Özet

Compression of the fetal thorax by the uterine wall is one of the theories proposed to explain the mechanism of lung hypoplasia in association with oligohydramnios. However, the reduction in the intrathoracic space and the evidence of compression on the fetal thorax have not been demonstrated in detail. Therefore an experimental study was planned to determine the effects of oligohydramnios on available intrathoracic space and lung volume in the rabbit fetus.