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Pulmonary effects of in utero tracheal occlusion are dependent on gestational age in a rabbit model of diaphragmatic hernia.

Authors
  • Wu, Jun
  • Ge, Xian
  • Verbeken, Erik K
  • Gratacós, Eduardo
  • Yesildaglar, Narter
  • Deprest, Jan A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
37
Issue
1
Pages
11–17
Identifiers
PMID: 11781979
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Timing of TO is critical to subsequent pulmonary development: early in gestation TO leads to pulmonary overgrowth and type II pneumocyte depletion, whereas normal values are obtained when TO is delayed till 28 of 32 days.

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