Fetal Endoscopic Tracheal Occlusion (FETO)

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In this procedure, at approximately 28 weeks gestation, a small balloon is placed fetoscopically to block the fetal airways, thus preventing the outflow of lung fluid. As the lungs become “inflated” with fluid, lung growth is stimulated. Faster prenatal lung growth leads to bigger lungs at birth and hence better chances of survival and a shorter stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. We try to remove the balloon after approximately 6 weeks.

Special Pregnancy Program

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Fetal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7756
Fax: 416-586-3216

Maternal Medicine: 416-586-4800 x 7000
Fax: 416-586-5109

Main clinic hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Prenatal Diagnosis & Medical Genetics

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phone: 416-586-4800 x 4523
fax numbers:
416-586-4723 or 416-586-8384

Perinatal Mental Health

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Phone: 416-586-4800 x 8325
Fax: 416-586-8596