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2002-06-25-12 Laryngeal atresia © Brodaty http://www.thefetus.net/

Laryngeal atresia

Geneviève Brodaty, MD, Bettina Bessières, MD, Luc Gourand, MD, Fernand Daffos, MD

Service du Dr Fernand Daffos, Médecine Foetale, Institut de Puériculture, Paris.

This is a 21-week old fetus with laryngeal atresia. You can compare these images with the case of right bronchial atresia (Case #68). Note the distended lungs, the distended trachea and the compressed heart.

This is the newborn:

Note the distended lungs deflecting the diaphragm caudally,

 

and the laryngeal atresia:

 

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