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Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) is frequently used in the antenatal management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).1 This involves occluding the trachea with an external clip or an endoluminal balloon which is postulated to hold back the fluid secreted intraluminally by the airway, induce stretch and thus stimulate lung growth and maturation.
A 3.5-year-old girl was referred for recurrent chest infections. She had a history of left-sided CDH identified antenatally on an ultrasound scan at 20 weeks …
Contributors AP and AB jointly conceptualised and drafted the manuscript. TS provided the radiology images and the associated radiology reports.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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