Prenatal Therapy of Large Placental Chorioangiomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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Summary of "Prenatal Therapy of Large Placental Chorioangiomas: Case Report and Review of the Literature."

Objective To review techniques and outcomes of different prenatal treatments for large placental chorioangiomas. Study Design Presentation of a case of laparoscopic-assisted laser coagulation and a systematic review of the literature for articles related to intervention for placental chorioangioma. Results A total of 37 cases of definitive (n = 23) and supportive therapy (n = 14) were evaluated, including one case treated in our center. Approximately 35% of the patients had a spontaneous preterm delivery in definitive treatment group versus 36% in the supportive group. The infant survival rates were 65 and 71% in the two groups, respectively. We further compared the two types of laser ablation (fetoscopic [n = 10] and interstitial [n = 4]). Approximately 30% of the patients in the fetoscopic and 25% in interstitial group, had a spontaneous preterm delivery. Survival rates were 60 and 100% in fetoscopic and interstitial groups, respectively. Conclusion Laser ablation and embolization of chorioangiomas via minimally invasive approach may prevent or reverse fetal hydrops due to high cardiac states. However, further studies are needed to refine the appropriate selection criteria that will justify the risk of this invasive in utero therapy for chorioangiomas.


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Name: AJP reports
ISSN: 2157-6998
Pages: e196-202


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