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Percutaneous Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion (FETO) for Severe Left-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Jani, J*; GratacÓs, E; Greenough, A; PierÓ, J L; Benachi, A§; Harrison, M; NicolaÏdes, K; Deprest, Jan MD, PhD*the FETO TASK GROUP

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: December 2005 - Volume 48 - Issue 4 - p 910-922
doi: 10.1097/01.grf.0000184774.02793.0c
Fetal Therapeutics

Fetal Medicine Units of the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the *University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; †Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; ‡King's College Hospital, London, UK; §Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France; and the ∥Fetal Treatment Center, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Correspondence: Jan Deprest, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Unit of Prenatal and Gynaecological Ultrasound and Fetal Therapy, UZ Gasthuisberg, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. E-mail: Jan.Deprest@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

The FETO Task Group includes further: D. Van Schoubroeck, R. Devlieger, M. Vandevelde, C. Vanhole, V. Cossey, M. Cannie, T. Lerut (Belgium); E. Carreras, S. Salcedo, N. Toran, O. Moreno, V. Martinez-Ibanez (Spain), J. Hyett, H. Vandecruys, S. Patel, M. Davenport (U.K.). For the validation study, we collaborated with: R. Favre, J. Matis (Strasbourg, France), R. Keller, D. Farmer (University of California at San Francisco, California).

Dr. Jani is recipient of a grant from the European Commission in its 5th Framework Programme, which also funded the development of endoscopes and other instruments (QLG1 CT2002 01632; EuroTwin2Twin; BMH4 CT97 2383 Eurofoetus). G. Barki and S. Buschle are project leaders at K Storz Endoskope, partner in that project. The authors have no financial interest in this company.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.