Prognosis for Fetal Lung Lesions (5 of 10)


>>MOST OF THE TIME WE CAN
DELIVER GREAT NEWS. AND MOST OF THE TIME
THERE’S A GREAT OUTCOME.>>THE BABIES ARE USUALLY
BORN ASYMPTOMATIC. THEY GO HOME NORMALLY
WITH THE FAMILY, HAVE A LITTLE TIME TO BOND
WITH THE PARENTS, ETC., AND THEN THEY COME
BACK AT ABOUT A MONTH OF AGE AND HAVE THE TUMOR REMOVED.>>IN OUR CASE WE WERE FORTUNATE. OUR CHILD CAME OUT WITH NO
SYMPTOMS AT ALL AT BIRTH.>>HERE WE ARE. IT’S GOOD MORNING
TO ELIANA. GOOD MORNING. YOU GIVE ME A LITTLE SMILE?>>AND WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE
HER HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE BABY WAS
READY TO GO HOME BEFORE MOM WAS. AND THEN EIGHT WEEKS LATER
WHEN SHE HAD HER SURGERY, SHE WAS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL IN
A MATTER OF THREE OR FOUR DAYS.>>BUT OUR BABY LOOKED GREAT,
YOU KNOW. SHE REALLY DID FOR SOMEONE WHO
HAD GONE THROUGH CHEST SURGERY WITH A CHEST TUBE. SHE
CAME OUT AND SHE WAS FINE.>>LUNG LESIONS ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER BIRTH DEFECTS. THEY’RE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH
CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES, AND THEY ALSO TEND
TO BE NOT HEREDITARY.>>SO THE GREAT MAJORITY OF CASES
ARE GOING TO BE HANDLED POSTNATALLY. THERE ARE VERY FEW CASES WHERE
THE MASS HAS CONTINUED TO GROW IN SIZE OR IS LARGE ENOUGH THAT
WE THINK THE BABY WILL BE COMPROMISED AT BIRTH.

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