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Organogenesis particularly relevant to fetal surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12557036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In utero surgical intervention is an exciting frontier in medicine. Fetal surgeons strive to treat congenital anomalies definitively while organogenesis is still occurring. Many of these anomalies pose such a threat to the viability of the affected fetus that waiting until after the child is born to treat them is frequently not satisfying and too often unsuccessful. We review the embryology of selected systems that have associated aberrancies of development for which fetal surgery is particularly applicable. The surgeon can more effectively launch an assault against congenital anomalies when armed with a solid appreciation of normal development. Recognizing the critical period for the development of a system allows him or her to formulate the optimal time and mode of intervention.
Christopher A Crisera; Julie K Marosky; Michael T Longaker; George K Gittes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0364-2313     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-30     Completed Date:  2003-06-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, S-320, San Francisco, California 94143-0104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diaphragm / embryology
Fetal Diseases / embryology,  surgery*
Fetus / surgery*
Lip / embryology
Lung / embryology
Palate / embryology
Spinal Cord / embryology
Urinary Tract / embryology

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