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Fetal surgery for myelomeningocele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19559329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal intervention for myelomeningocele (MMC) may improve hydrocephalus and hindbrain herniation associated with the Arnold-Chiari II malformation and may reduce the need for ventriculoperitoneal shunting. As of now, there is little evidence that prenatal repair of MMC improves neurologic function. MMC is the first nonlethal disease under consideration and study for fetal surgery. As a result, potential improvements in outcome must be balanced with maternal safety and well-being, in addition to that of the unborn patient.
Shinjiro Hirose; Diana L Farmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2009-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-8, xi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Fetal Treatment Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0570, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*
Fetus / surgery*
Meningomyelocele / diagnosis,  embryology,  surgery*
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Prenatal Diagnosis
Treatment Outcome

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