oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Anaesthesia for the EXIT procedure : review

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



The increased use of ultrasound during pregnancy has allowed early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities including life-threatening conditions affecting the airway. Detection of these anomalies enables advanced planning and coordination of resources to optimise the outcome for the fetus at birth and thereafter. Ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can delineate fetal masses more definitively than ultrasound and can be used to identify those that will benefit from intervention.

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