Spontaneous Subcapsular Hematoma of the Fetal Liver: A Case Report and Review of Literature
We report a case of a cystic abdominal mass on ultrasound which presented a diagnostic dilemma at 32 weeks gestation. A presumptive antenatal diagnosis of a subcapsular liver hematoma (SCH) was made based on the location and ultrasound appearance similar to SCH seen in pediatric and adult patients. Sequential evaluation of the mass showed an evolving ultrasound appearance which reinforced our initial impression of a subcapsular hematoma of the fetal liver. Postnatal ultrasound confirmed the resolving SCH as well as a previously undetected echo bright lesion characteristic of an infantile focal hemangioma directly adjacent ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - July 24, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maher, James E.Van Beek, BrittanyKelly, Randall T.Hsu, Peter Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Healthy Baby Born to a Robertsonian Translocation Carrier following Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: A Case Report
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1558402Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is well established method for treatment of genetic problems associated with infertility. Moreover, PGD with next-generation sequencing (NGS) provide new possibilities for diagnosis and new parameters for evaluation in, for example, aneuploidy screening. The aim of the study was to report the successful pregnancy outcome following PGD with NGS as the method for 24 chromosome aneuploidy screening in the case of Robertsonian translocation. Day 3 embryos screening for chromosomal aneuploidy was performed in two consecutive in vitro fertilization (IVF) c...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - July 24, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Lukaszuk, KrzysztofPukszta, SebastianOchman, KarolinaCybulska, CelinaLiss, JoannaPastuszek, EwaZabielska, JudytaWoclawek-Potocka, Izabela Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Case Report of Haemophilus parainfluenzae Sepsis in a Newborn Infant Following Water Birth and a Review of Literature
We report a case of a neonate with H. parainfluenzae bacteremia following water birth. The child was successfully treated with both antibiotic and supportive care. Previous reports of neonatal H. parainfluenzae infection are reviewed.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - July 14, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kaushik, ManuBober, BrittanyEisenfeld, LeonardHussain, Naveed Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Bile Acid Determination after Standardized Glucose Load in Pregnant Women
Conclusion There is a difference between fasting and nonfasting total serum bile acids after a 100-g glucose load in healthy pregnant women.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 19, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Adams, AprilJacobs, KatherineVogel, Rachel IsakssonLupo, Virginia Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Multimodality Renal Failure in a Patient with OEIS Complex
We describe a case of a preterm neonate with OEIS complex with acute renal failure, and the challenges in diagnosis and management of this patient as renal failure can be a multifactorial process when encountered with this rare complex.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 12, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Santoro, Jonathan D.Chao, StephanieHsieh, Michael H.Lee, Henry C. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pregnancy in Desmin-Related Cardiomyopathy
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555130The course of desmin-related restrictive cardiomyopathy (DRCM) during pregnancy has not been described previously because of the rarity of the condition. Following an episode of heart failure antecedent to conception, a 28-year-old primigravida with DRCM presented to establish prenatal care during the first trimester. Prenatal management consisted of β-blocker and diuretic therapy, with serial echocardiography to monitor cardiac function. Spontaneous labor ensued at 39 weeks' gestation, and vacuum-assisted delivery was performed for fetal indication. Postpartum blood transfusion was r...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 12, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Faksh, ArijCodsi, ElisabethBarsoum, Michel K.Brost, Brian C. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Intrauterine Growth Restriction Associated with Hematologic Abnormalities: Probable Manifestations of Placental Mesenchymal Dysplasia
We present a case of placental mesenchymal dysplasia in a fetus with intrauterine growth restriction and cerebellar hemorrhagic injury diagnosed in the 20th week of pregnancy. During 26th week, our patient had an intrauterine fetal demise in the context of gestational hypertension. We have detailed the ultrasound findings that made us suspect the presence of hematologic disorders during 20th week. Discussion We believe that the cerebellar hematoma could be the consequence of thrombocytopenia accompanied by anemia. If hemorrhagic damage during fetal life is found, above all associates with an anomalous placental ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 9, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Martinez-Payo, CristinaBernabeu, Rocio AlvarezVillar, Isabel SalasGoy, Enrique Iglesias Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Delivery within 7 Days after Successful 48-Hour Treatment of Threatened Preterm Labor
Conclusion PPROM and vaginal bleeding in the current pregnancy are relevant predictive factors in all women, as are maternal age, cervical length, and fFN in women without PPROM and nulliparity, history of preterm birth in women with PPROM.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 3, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Roos, CarolienSchuit, EwoudScheepers, Hubertina C. J.Bloemenkamp, Kitty W. M.Bolte, Antoinette C.Duvekot, Hans J. J.van Eyck, JimKok, Joke H.Kwee, AnnekeMerién, Ashley E. R.Opmeer, Brent C.Oudijk, Martijn A.van Pampus, Mariëlle G.Papatsonis, Dimitri N. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Irreversible Respiratory Failure in a Full-Term Infant with Features of Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis as Well as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
We report on the clinical presentation and pathological findings of a full-term male infant with pulmonary hypertension requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). An open lung biopsy demonstrated interstitial changes resembling pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis as well as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), without convincing evidence of maturational arrest, infection, alveolar proteinosis, or alveolar capillary dysplasia. The boy was treated with glucocorticoids and, after a few days, was weaned from ECMO. A few hours later, the patient died due to acute severe pulmonary hypertension with acute right ventricula...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - June 3, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Jiskoot-Ermers, Maresa E. C.Antonius, Tim A. J.Looijen-Salamon, Monika G.Wijnen, Marc H. W. A.Loza, Bettina F.Heijst, Arno F. J. van Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Eosinophilic Endomyocarditis: A Rare Case of Neonatal Mortality
Discussion The cause of death was acute cardiac failure due to intense eosinophilic infiltration and degranulation with early subendocardial myocyte necrosis but before development of extensive myocyte necrosis. This case appears to be the youngest patient reported with EEM.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 22, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Pollock, Allison J.Hitt, Stacy L.Stier, Michael A.Houser, Laura M. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Fetofetal Transfusion Syndrome in Monochorionic-Triamniotic Triplets Treated with Fetoscopic Laser Ablation: Report of Two Cases and A Systematic Review
Conclusion Significant neonatal survival can be achieved in most cases of MT triplets with FFTS.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 22, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Blumenfeld, Yair J.Shamshirsaz, Alireza A.Belfort, Michael A.Hintz, Susan R.Moaddab, AmirhosseinNess, AmenChueh, JaneEl-Sayed, Yasser Y.Ruano, Rodrigo Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Peripartum Primary Prophylaxis Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement in a Patient with Stage IV B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting with a Pathologic Femur Fracture
Conclusion This case supports that primary prophylaxis placement of IVC filters in highly selected pregnant patients may assist in decreasing PE-associated maternal mortality.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 15, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sherer, David M.Dalloul, MudarBehar, Henry JamesSalame, GhadirHolland, RoyZinn, HarryAbulafia, Ovadia Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Frontofacionasal Dysplasia in a Newborn with a De Novo Duplication of 7p15.2-p15.1
We report a new case of frontofacionasal dysplasia or dysostosis (FFND) with a 1.5 Mb duplication in the region of 7p15.2-p15.1, and provide a review of the literature to understand the underlying pathogenesis better.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 15, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Mansour, TamerWei, SainanNetzloff, MichaelMohamed, TarekSchutte, BrianOmar, Said A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Sustained Neuromuscular Blockade after Vecuronium Use in a Premature Infant
Conclusion Prolonged use of NMBAs in preterm infants should be avoided if possible or should be restricted to the shortest possible duration and the smallest possible physiologically effective dose. Concurrent use of NMBAs with aminoglycoside and steroids should be avoided, especially in the setting of renal failure.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 8, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sahni, MitaliRichardson, C. JoanJain, Sunil K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Myocardial Infarction Due to Coronary Artery Dissection in the Postpartum Period
Conclusion Early diagnosis and management of myocardial infarction due to coronary artery dissection in the peripartum period is crucial. This condition should be suspected in young reproductive age women, even in the setting of minimal risk factors. Angiography is required for diagnosis. Management should be individualized as it may include both invasive and noninvasive measures.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 8, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Moussa, Hind N.Movahedian, MalahatLeon, Mateo G.Sibai, Baha M. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Minimally Conjoined Omphalopagus Twins with a Body Stalk Anomaly
This report will discuss a case of minimally conjoined omphalopagus twins (MCOTs) with a body stalk anomaly (BSA). Case Report We experienced monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twins born at 31 weeks. One infant was suspicious of BSA before birth, and another infant was normal. But normal infant had anal atresia with small intestine which was inserted behind the umbilicus. Twins had very short common umbilicus and infant with BSA had intestinal conjunction, two appendixes at the site of the colon, and a blind-ending colon. We diagnosed MCOTs. Discussion On the basis of the Spencer hypothesis, the etiology ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - May 8, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maruyama, HidehikoInagaki, TakeshiNakata, YuseiKanazawa, AkaneIwasaki, YukaSasaki, KiyoshiNagai, RyuheiKinoshita, HiromiIwata, JunKikkawa, Kiyoshi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Amniotic Sac Herniation Through a Prior Cornual Scar in The Third Trimester
Conclusion Close observation and early delivery remain vital to the patient's management.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Saad, Antonio F.Costantine, Maged M.Saade, GeorgeMakhlouf, Michel Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Use of Biphasic Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Premature Infant with Cleft Lip–Cleft Palate
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1396449Preterm infants (PIs) often require respiratory support due to surfactant deficiency. Early weaning from mechanical ventilation to noninvasive respiratory support decreases ventilation-associated irreversible lung damage. This wean is particularly challenging in PIs with cleft lip and cleft palate due to anatomical difficulties encountered in maintaining an adequate seal for positive pressure ventilation. PI with a cleft lip and palate often fail noninvasive respiratory support and require continued intubation and mechanical ventilation. We are presenting the first case report of a PI with...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: George, LovyaJain, Sunil K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Association of Fetal Abdominal–Head Circumference Size Difference With Shoulder Dystocia: A Multicenter Study
Conclusion A prenatal ultrasound finding of a difference in AC to HC of ≥ 50 mm while uncommon is associated with shoulder dystocia.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Endres, LoraineDeFranco, EmilyConyac, TheresaAdams, MarciZhou, YingMagner, KristinO'Rourke, LukeBernhard, Kiley A.Siddiqui, DanishMcCormick, AnnaAbramowicz, JacquesMerkel, RonaldJawish, RanaHabli, MouniraFloman, AlissaMagann, Everett F.Chauhan, Suneet P. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Walker–Warburg Syndrome Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Array: A Clinical Experience from Three Related Palestinian Families with Congenital Hydrocephalus
Conclusions Here, we show that the use of prenatal SNP array testing can be helpful in elucidating the etiology of congenital hydrocephalus and in guiding appropriate perinatal care. Also, testing for this specific POMT2 mutation should be considered in cases of prenatally detected hydrocephalus in Palestinian families.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 27, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Abumansour, Iman S.Al Sulmi, EmanChodirker, Bernard N.Hunt, Jennifer C. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Corticosteroid with Antiviral Therapy for a Neonatal Liver Failure with Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
Conclusion Early anti-hypercytokinemia therapy using corticosteroid, and prolonged antiviral therapy might only provide the transplantation-free cure of NLF with HSV dissemination.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 6, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maeba, ShinjiHasegawa, ShunjiShimomura, MaikoIchimura, TakuyaTakahashi, KazumasaMotoyama, MasashiFukunaga, ShinnosukeIto, YoshinoriIchiyama, TakashiOhga, Shouichi Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

First Pregnancy, Somatic and Psychological Status of a 4-Year-Old Child Born following Annexin V TESA Sperm Separation
Conclusion The authors present the first description of a successful medical case using TESA-ICSI annexin V sperm sorting. Additionally, a follow-up of the child at the age of 4 years old was done.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 6, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Lukaszuk, KrzysztofWcislo, MonikaLiss, JoannaStachowicz, AnnaJakiel, GrzegorzLukaszuk, MariuszPastuszek, EwaWoclawek-Potocka, IzabelaGalvao, AntonioBialobrzeska, Dorota Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Semilobar Holoprosencephaly with Congenital Oropharyngeal Stenosis in a Term Neonate
Conclusion Neonates with HPE might be at higher risk of pharyngeal stenosis because of the functional and/or anatomical abnormalities. In the case of dyspnea in neonates with HPE, laryngoscopic evaluation should be considered.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 6, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Hishikawa, KenjiFujinaga, HideshiNagata, ChieHiguchi, MasatakaIto, Yushi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Anatomical Closure of Left-to-Right Shunts in Premature Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension: A Cautionary Tale
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1548543Closure of a systemic to pulmonary shunt in premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia may be beneficial, but in the presence of pulmonary hypertension is controversial. Here, we discuss two premature infants with pulmonary hypertension who developed acute pulmonary hypertensive crisis after closure of these shunts and hence advise caution.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - April 6, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Dereddy, Narendra R.Chilakala, Sandeep R.Rana, Divya Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Use of External Cephalic Version and Amnioreduction in the Delivery of a Fetal Demise with Macrocephaly Secondary to Massive Intracranial Teratoma
We report a case of a fetal demise with a massive intracranial teratoma at 25 weeks of gestation and the management of her delivery in the setting of macrocephaly, breech presentation, and polyhydramnios. Case A 31-year-old G3P1011 woman at 25 weeks' gestation presented with a recent fetal demise and a fetal intracranial tumor first identified at 16 weeks' gestational age. The patient had declined termination of pregnancy. Biometry was consistent with 24 weeks' gestation, except for a head circumference of 394.4 mm consistent with 39 weeks' gestation. The fetus was in a breech presentation. An external ce...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 26, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Blitz, Matthew J.Greeley, ElizabethTam, Hima TamRochelson, Burton Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Congenital Systemic Fungus Infection in Twin Prematurity—A Case Report and Literature Review
In conclusion, for twin prematurity, if one is suspected to have invasive candidiasis, both of them should receive a full course of antifungal therapy through the intravenous route.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 12, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Chen, Wei-YuChen, Shu-JenTsai, Shu-FanTsao, Pei-ChenTang, Ren-BinSoong, Wen-Jun Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Presenting as Hydrops Fetalis
Conclusion We suggest that early diagnosis and the development of an appropriate immunosuppressive strategy that can induce and maintain remission until hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be performed are required to improve the outcomes of fetal onset FHL.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Iwatani, SotaUemura, KazuyaMizobuchi, MasamiYoshimoto, SeijiKawasaki, KeiichiroKosaka, YoshiyukiHori, MasayukiYasumi, TakahiroNakao, Hideto Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Fetal Isolated Anomalous Origin of Right Pulmonary Artery from Aorta
We report a case of isolated distal anomalous origin of the right PA from the aorta that was diagnosed by fetal echocardiography at 25 weeks' of gestation. Tracing the course of PA branches is important to make diagnosis.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Zeng, ShiZhou, QichangZhou, JiaweiPeng, Qinghai Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Hepatitis B Postexposure Prophylaxis in Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Infants
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1547329 Objective Recommendations for immunoprophylaxis in low-birth-weight (LBW) infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers vary. We successfully immunized an HBsAg-exposed infant (birth weight: 400 g) and performed a literature review on the outcome of postexposure immunoprophylaxis in HBsAg-exposed preterm and LBW infants. Methods By use of PubMed we identified articles relevant to the topic. Studies were included if the intended vaccine schedule was completed and follow-up data were reported. Results Antibody response was reported in ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Waitz, MarkusHopfner, ReinhardHummler, Helmut D.Heininger, U. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Case Series: Fetal Pulmonary Vein A-Wave Reversal: An Early Marker of Left-Sided Cardiac Anomalies?
Conclusion This is the first series reporting pulmonary vein end-diastolic reversal as a CHD screening add-on during early pregnancy. The addition of pulmonary vein FVW assessment to the current CHD screening bundle could increase the rate detection of cardiac anomalies. This pilot study suggests that pulmonary vein end-diastolic flow reversal favors detection of left-sided CHD over the right-sided ones.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Amer...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Schenone, Aldo L.Giugni, G.Schenone, M. H.Diaz, L.Bermudez, A.Majdalany, D.Sosa-Olavarria, A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Case Report and Review of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Pregnancy
Conclusion The course of POTS in pregnancy is variable, and not directly linked to increase perinatal morbidity or mortality. Women can safely undergo regional anesthesia, and vaginal delivery with close monitoring of hemodynamic changes.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Lide, BriannaHaeri, Sina Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Stercoral Perforation of the Colon during Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
We report a case on a multiparous female presenting at 31 weeks of gestation with acute abdominal pain. Computed tomography suggested a sigmoid colon perforation. An urgent exploratory laparotomy was performed where feculent peritonitis and a stercoral perforation of the sigmoid colon was confirmed. A cesarean delivery and sigmoid colectomy with descending end colostomy was performed. While the newborn had an uncomplicated course, the mother developed an intra-abdominal abscess requiring operative management.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of cont...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Costales, Anthony B.Agarwal, Amit K.Chauhan, Suneet P.Refuerzo, Jerrie S.Taub, Ethan A. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Treatment of Sandifer Syndrome with an Amino-Acid–Based Formula
Conclusion It is important to consider a diagnosis of milk protein allergy responsive to hypoallergenic formula in patients with SS who are refractory to conventional antireflux treatment.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 4, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Bamji, NatashaBerezin, StuartBostwick, HowardMedow, Marvin S. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Harlequin Color Change: Neonatal Case Series and Brief Literature Review
AJP RepDOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1545671First clinical report of Harlequin color change (HCC) phenomenon came in 1952 from Neligan and Strang. Since then, HCC has been described in a fairly broad number of clinical reports involving neonates, infants, children, and adult patients. We here present a small case series of HCC occurring in neonates, pointing out three of the different possible presentations (hemifacial, patchy scattered across the whole body, and hemiscrotal) of this phenomenon. A brief discussion and literature review encompassing epidemiology, clinical features, physiopathology, associated conditions, and differen...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Valerio, EnricoBarlotta, AlessiaLorenzon, EleonoraAntonazzo, LivioCutrone, Mario Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Dermal Sinus
Conclusion Prenatal diagnosis with postnatal confirmation of CDS leads to early intervention, better long-term outcomes, and lesser complications.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sakr, SharifMohan, YedathoreMalik, AsifMalik, GhausGonik, Bernard Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Surfactant Protein B Deficiency Caused by Homozygous C248X Mutation—A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Conclusion Thirty-four mutations have been published in the literature. Treatment options are scarce. Gene therapy is hoped to be an option in the future.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - March 2, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Kurath-Koller, StefanResch, BernhardKraschl, RaimundWindpassinger, ChristianEber, Ernst Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Extensive Fetal Congenital Subcutaneous Mixed Venous Lymphatic Lesion: Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Management
This report will aid other specialists in the field of prenatal diagnosis and postnatal surgery in the evaluation and management of these patients.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - February 25, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Odibo, I. N.Linam, L. E.Richter, G. E.Jackson, R. J.Dajani, N. K. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Rapid-Sequence Intubation in the Left-Lateral Tilt Position in a Pregnant Woman with Premature Placental Abruption Utilizing a Videolaryngoscope
Discussion Rapid-sequence intubation in the left-lateral tilted position with the AWS videolaryngoscope may be beneficial for pregnant women with vital sign deterioration.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - February 25, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Nakao, KentaKomasawa, NobuyasuKusaka, YusukeMinami, Toshiaki Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Atrial Thrombus in a Neonate: A Diagnostic Challenge
This report underscores the importance of identification, search for etiology, and prompt therapy to prevent potential catastrophic outcomes.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - January 16, 2015 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sheen, AliciaDe Oliveira, Elizabeth R.Kim, Richard W.Parham, DavidLakshmanan, Ashwini Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Case Report and Literature Review of Midtrimester Termination of Pregnancy Complicated by Placenta Previa and Placenta Accreta
Conclusion Previous studies suggest that second-trimester pregnancy terminations in cases of placenta previa which are not complicated with placenta accreta do not have a particularly high risk of hemorrhage. However, together with our case, the literature suggests that placenta previa complicated with placenta accreta presents a significant risk of hemorrhage both during delivery and intraoperatively. Further reports are needed to evaluate the most appropriate treatment options.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  | &n...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - December 18, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Matsuzaki, SatokoMatsuzaki, ShinyaUeda, YutakaTanaka, YusukeKakuda, MamoruKanagawa, TakeshiKimura, Tadashi Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Nontraumatic Fat Embolism Found Following Maternal Death after Cesarean Delivery
We present the first case of maternal death that resulted from nontraumatic fat embolization following Cesarean delivery. Case Description A 29-year-old gravida 1 with a complex medical and surgical history underwent a primary Cesarean delivery at term. On postoperative day 2 the patient was found to be unresponsive. Despite resuscitative efforts, the patient succumbed. Autopsy findings were remarkable for diffuse pulmonary fat emboli. Furthermore, there was no histological evidence of either amniotic fluid embolism or thromboembolism. The primary cause of death was attributed to nontraumatic fat embolization. ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - December 17, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Schrufer-Poland, TabithaSingh, PaulJodicke, CristianoReynolds, SaraMaulik, Dev Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Rapidly Growing Abdominal Mass: Desmoid Tumor in Pregnancy
Conclusion Desmoid tumors should be part of the differential diagnosis in an abdominal wall tumor of rapid growth during pregnancy. Future studies are needed for better understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of desmoid tumors in pregnant women.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - December 15, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Leon, Mateo G.Moussa, Hind N.Movahedian, MalahatViteri, Oscar A.Longo, MonicaSibai, Baha M. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Ankyloblepharon Filiforme Adnatum in a Newborn
We report a case of a newborn presenting with isolated AFA at birth, treated in the first day of life.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - December 15, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Bordin, GiuliaValerio, EnricoCutrone, Mario Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neonatal Hypercalcemia Secondary to Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis Successfully Treated with Pamidronate: A Case Series and Literature Review
We report our experience on the use of pamidronate in two cases of severe hypercalcemia associated with SCFN following therapeutic hypothermia for HIE. We believe that with increasing use of therapeutic hypothermia for HIE, clinicians are likely to encounter this condition more frequently.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 19, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Samedi, Veronica MugarabYusuf, KamranYee, WendyObaid, HalaAl Awad, Essa Hamdan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Counseling a Patient with the Antenatal Diagnosis of a Cerebellar Abnormality and a Pharyngeal Cyst
Conclusion Antenatal recognition of the unique combination of a cerebellar hypoplasia with a pharyngeal cyst can impact the prenatal counseling as well as neonatal management.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 18, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Francois, LissaTyagi, RachannaHegyi, ThomasSantolaya-Forgas, Joaquin Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Pink Breast Milk: Serratia marcescens Colonization
Conclusions Pink breast milk is caused by S. marsescens colonization. In such cases,early recognition and treatment before the development of infection is recommended to return to breastfeeding.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 18, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Valle, Cipatli Ayuzo delSalinas, Emilio Treviño Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Encephalomalacia after Maternal Diabetic Ketoacidosis
We report the case of a 27-year-old pregnant woman with White's Class C diabetes mellitus who presented in the 25th week of gestation with DKA. Four weeks after her discharge, marked fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly was noted on ultrasound. A subsequent fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated extensive, symmetric cystic encephalomalacia, primarily involving both cerebral hemispheres. The pregnancy was continued with close fetal and maternal surveillance. The patient underwent a repeat cesarean delivery in her 37th week. The infant had a 1 month neonatal intensive care unit stay with care rendered by a mul...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 18, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Love, RozalynLee, AmyMatiasek, AprilCarter, WilliamYlagan, Marissa Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Life-Threatening QT Prolongation in a Preterm Infant
Conclusion Congenital hydrocephalus predisposes to excessive QT prolongation in preterm infants.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - November 10, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Paech, ChristianGebauer, RomanKnüpfer, Matthias Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Fistula: A Case Report and Review of Literature
We report an antenatally diagnosed large distal coronary artery fistula (CAF) arising from an aneurysmal dilation right coronary artery (RCA) and draining in to the right ventricle (RV) just below the septal leaflet of tricuspid valve posteriorly. A postnatal echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis. On the second day of life, a percutaneous partial closure of the fistula was performed by placing a Flipper coil (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) in the RCA just proximal to the drainage site in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Follow-up echocardiogram on the day following the procedure showed improved forward flow in the ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - August 21, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Nagiub, MohamedMahadin, DeemahGowda, SrinathAggarwal, Sanjeev Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Infantile Perineal Protrusion in Two Monochorionic Twins
Conclusions and Final Remarks This case report describes, for the first time, the presence of IPP in monochorionic-monoamniotic twins, supporting the existence of hereditary/genetic factors in the developing of this condition.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports)
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - August 11, 2014 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Cavicchioli, PaolaValerio, EnricoCutrone, Mario Tags: Case Report Source Type: research