Percutaneous Endoscopic Tracheal Plug/Unplug for CDH
University of California, San Francisco
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is an anatomically simple birth defect in which contents of
the fetal abdomen migrate into the chest due to incomplete formation of the diaphragm.
Herniation of viscera into the chest prevents the fetal lungs from developing and growing to
normal size. In the most severe cases, there is significant morbidity and mortality at
birth. For these fetuses, fetal intervention may improve outcomes by enabling the lungs to
grow enough in utero that they are capable of sustaining life after birth. This unblinded,
non-randomized trial will assess the safety and efficacy of the use of the Goldvalve balloon
and MiniTorquer microcatheter to perform percutaneous temporary tracheal occlusion to treat
severe CDH in utero. The primary outcome variable will be fetal lung growth due to
successful 'plugging/unplugging' of the trachea, as determined by serial lung-head ratio
(LHR) measurements. Secondary outcome variables include maternal, fetal and neonatal
variables, specifically neonatal survival at 90 days of life. For infants who survive
beyond 90 days post-delivery, their families will be offered follow-up (up to 2 years of age
and possibly beyond) in the Long-term Infant-to-Adult Follow-up Evaluation (LIFE) Clinic at
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Percutaneous Endoscopic Tracheal Plug/Unplug for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study
Location and Contact Information
University of California, San Francisco Fetal Treatment Center (Recruiting)
San Francisco, California
Jody A. Farrell, MSN, PNP 800-793-3887
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Study ID Numbers: 10-01765TO CDH
Date study started: October 2008
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