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Anesthesia for fetal surgery.
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PMID:  11892506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal surgery is the antenatal treatment of fetal malformations that cannot be adequately corrected after birth. Anesthesia for fetal surgery involves two patients, and issues of maternal safety, avoidance of fetal asphyxia, adequate fetal anesthesia and monitoring, and uterine relaxation are important. Communication with the surgeon to determine the surgical approach and need for uterine relaxation allows the anesthesiologist the ability to vary the anesthetic technique. Lessons learned from fetal surgery may help other neonates with life-threatening anomalies and may help understand the complex issues related to preterm labor.
Charles B Cauldwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology clinics of North America     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0889-8537     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-14     Completed Date:  2002-08-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8810131     Medline TA:  Anesthesiol Clin North America     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics / adverse effects
Congenital Abnormalities / classification,  surgery*
Fetal Monitoring
Fetus / surgery*
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