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Best practice guidelines: Fetal surgery.
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PMID:  22196142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fetal intervention encompasses a range of procedures on the fetus with congenital structural anomalies, whilst still on the placental circulation. The concept of fetal surgery was conceived in order to prevent fetal or early postnatal death, or to prevent permanent irreversible organ damage. The benefit of these procedures has to be balanced with risks to both the mother and the fetus. Open fetal surgery, more commonly conducted in North American centres, involves open surgery to the uterus in order to operate on the fetus. Fetal intervention centres in Europe more commonly use minimally invasive fetoscopic surgery. This paper elaborates on the various strategies used in dealing with anomalies of different organ systems of the fetus.
Authors:
Nada Sudhakaran; Uma Sothinathan; Shailesh Patel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
St Georges Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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