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October 1987

A Chronic Lung Disorder Following Abdominal Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Drs Bell, Gerdes, Bhutani, and Wilmott), the Division of Allergy/Immunology/Pulmonology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Drs Bell and Wilmott), and the Section on Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital (Drs Gerdes and Bhutani), Philadelphia.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(10):1111-1113. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460100089035

• Abdominal pregnancy is a rare condition that is associated with a high infant mortality, as well as orthopedic and pulmonary deformations. This article describes the clinical and radiological courses of two infants born after abdominal pregnancies. Evidence of pulmonary hypoplasla secondary to fetal compression was present. The morbidity and mortality for Infants born of abdominal pregnancies may depend on the extent of pulmonary involvement, which may relate to the length of fetal compression.

(AJDC 1987;141:1111-1113)