Congenital cystic adenomatous malformation (CCAM) is a space occupying cystic lesion of the lungs that can lead to cardiac failure by causing mediastinal shift leading to cardiac and vascular compression. Fetuses that develop hydrops with CCAM have a very poor prognosis which can be improved by in utero open hysterotomy and resection of the CCAM with improved survival (60%) . However, less invasive procedures such as cyst aspiration or cyst shunting may also be considered before open hysterotomy.
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