Prognosis varies depending on extent of organ damage. Factors impacting survival are associated cardiac abnormalities, prematurity, size of defect, hospital transport delay, pulmonary hypertension, and low oxygen saturation. Management focuses first on treatment of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension, then surgical repair.
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