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Maternal-fetal surgery: history and general considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22682378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews fetal intervention for congenital anomalies, which has evolved from a mere concept to a medical specialty over the past 3 decades. Advances in surgical techniques have paralleled developments in fetal imaging, fetal diagnosis, and the advent of maternal tocolysis to prevent preterm labor. Fetal intervention has become an important option for fetuses who would otherwise not survive gestation or who would endure significant morbidity and mortality after birth. However, there were many trials and tribulations as fetal surgery developed into a medical specialty.
Eveline H Shue; Michael Harrison; Shinjiro Hirose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Retracted Publication    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Published by Elsevier Inc.
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Fetal Treatment Center, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, HSW-1601, San Francisco, CA 94143-0570, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis,  surgery*
Fetus / surgery*
General Surgery / trends
Prenatal Diagnosis
Retraction In:
Clin Perinatol. 2012 Dec;39(4):xvii   [PMID:  23310996 ]

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