In a retrospective study of 22 neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal lung volume (FLV) measured by magnetic resonance imaging was associated with survival; the best FLV ratio cut-off to predict mortality was 30% of expected FLV. This study supports a correlation between FLV and the chances of survival.
- CDH, congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- FLV, fetal lung volume
- diaphragmatic hernia
- lung volume
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Published Online First 31 January 2006