Ex utero intrapartum treatment


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Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT)

A cesarean section in which the infant is removed from the uterus but the umbilical cord is not cut until after surgery for a congenital defect that blocks an air passage.
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The EXIT procedure (ex utero intrapartum treatment), which was first developed for reversing tracheal occlusion in fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia, offers the advantage of ensuring uteroplacental gas exchange while on placental support and has resulted in favorable outcome in some cases of prenatally diagnosed CHAOS.
Specialists in pediatric otolaryngology, anesthesiology, surgery, and audiology from the US and Canada address anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, evaluation, management, complications, and other aspects of acute and chronic otitis media, otitis externa, hearing loss and balance disorders, acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, epistaxis, airway obstruction in the newborn, stridor, laryngeal disorders, dysphagia, adenotonsillar disease and sleep-disordered breathing, congenital neck masses, infections, benign salivary gland disorders, malignancies, craniofacial anomalies, and trauma, as well as basic audiometric assessment, the EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedure, special issues in anesthesia, guidelines, and medical error.