Non-immune hydrops fetalis complicating bronchopulmonary sequestration: A case report


  • Jui Mandke Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Vandana Bansal Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Pradeep Shenoy Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India



Bronchopulmonary, Extralobar, Sequestration, Hydrops, Thoracocentesis


Background: Non-immune hydrops (NIH) associated with bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is quite rare with a 95% risk of intrauterine fetal death, without a fetal intervention.

Case Presentation: We describe a case of an antenatally diagnosed extralobar BPS with severe NIH, who underwent fetal thoracentesis, but had worsening of NIH requiring an emergency cesarean section. Postnatally, the baby required skillful intensive care management and timely surgical management in the form of a sequestrectomy.

Conclusion: We report the smallest neonate with antenatally diagnosed NIH complicating BPS treated successfully by early neonatal surgery.


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Author Biographies

Jui Mandke, Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Department of Pediatric Surgery, 

Dr. Vandana Bansal, Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Consultant Obstetrician and Perinatologist

Department of Fetal Medicine


Dr. Pradeep Shenoy, Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Consultant Pediatric Surgeon

Department of Pediatric Surgery


Dr. Haribalakrishna Balasubramanian, Surya Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Consultant Neonatologist

Department of Neonatology


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How to Cite

Mandke J, Bansal V, Shenoy P, Balasubramanian H. Non-immune hydrops fetalis complicating bronchopulmonary sequestration: A case report. J Neonatal Surg [Internet]. 2021Jan.10 [cited 2021Sep.25];10:5. Available from: