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A Rare Sporadic Polymalformative Syndrome with Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects. Caregivers and Parents Working Together Make Shared Ethical Decisions
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 42-45
Received: Apr. 10, 2017; Accepted: May 8, 2017; Published: Oct. 18, 2017
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Eduardo Alfredo Duro, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Magdalena V de Martínez General Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maria Eva Pereyra, Magdalena V de Martínez General Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Improvements in ultrasound technology and the appropriate timing of antenatal ultrasound has led to refined prenatal diagnosis and enhanced accuracy of diagnosis of fetal anomalies and makes it possible to treat or not at birth, because they have diverse etiology and prognosis. They has severe congenital common finding as thoracoabdominal defects, spinal cord abnormalities, positional limb deformities, abnormalities of umbilical cord and ectopia cordis. The technological revolution and radical new treatment modalities in patient care cause ethical dilemmas when therapeutic possibilities are very varied. Healthcare workers at all levels of care, after detection of fetal defects need to get involved to provide better family management to reduce pain and suffering. Avoid a futile treatment is ethical obligation since the time of Hippocrates.
Body Stalk Anomaly, Thoracoabdominal Syndrome, Pentalogy of Cantrell, Amniotic Band Syndrome, Bioethics, Palliative Care
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Eduardo Alfredo Duro, Maria Eva Pereyra, A Rare Sporadic Polymalformative Syndrome with Congenital Abdominal Wall Defects. Caregivers and Parents Working Together Make Shared Ethical Decisions, American Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2017, pp. 42-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ajp.20170305.13
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