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A congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a lesion, or mass of lung tissue, inside one lung of an unborn baby. This lesion or mass takes up valuable space in your baby’s lungs and can cause issues with their heart and lungs. It is a rare condition, affecting approximately 1 out of every 1,500 to 4,000 babies.
The Fetal Care Center uses the latest tools to diagnose, monitor and treat health problems during pregnancy. Thanks to our team’s extensive training and experience, we are able to confirm and diagnose many fetal conditions and additional complications that can often be misdiagnosed or go overlooked. With CPAM, during your pregnancy you will undergo regular testing and ultrasounds to check the growth of the mass and monitor your baby’s lungs and heart development. What we learn from our testing and monitoring allows us to provide the best care and treatment for you and your baby.
During a routine 20-week ultrasound, Carol’s OB/GYN became unsettled and suspected that her unborn son, Dillon, had a condition called congenital pulmonary airway malformation. After being referred to the Fetal Care Center, Carol and her husband James, quickly learned more about this condition and what this diagnosis meant for Dillon.