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The role of fetal surgery in life threatening anomalies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11754151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development and evolution of fetal surgery and the recognition of the fetus as a patient came from two sources. First, were those obstetricians and perinatologists who detected life threatening anomalies before birth, and re-described a hidden mortality arising from death in utero. Ultrasonography, color Doppler ultrasound and ultrafast fetal magnetic resonance imaging have since enhanced the accuracy of prenatal evaluation. Second, were those pediatricians responsible for treating newborn infants with extremely serious problems, and that appeared untreatable, although, it was believed that they could have been treated at an earlier stage of development. After the natural history of several correctable lesions had been determined and the selection criteria for intervention developed, fetal surgery emerged as a means of improving the overall morbidity and mortality rates.
S H Choi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Yonsei medical journal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0513-5796     ISO Abbreviation:  Yonsei Med. J.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-25     Completed Date:  2002-01-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414003     Medline TA:  Yonsei Med J     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  681-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, C.P.O. Box 8044, Seoul 120-752, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital / surgery
Fetal Diseases / surgery*
Fetus / surgery*
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / congenital,  surgery
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Sacrococcygeal Region
Spinal Neoplasms / embryology,  surgery
Teratoma / embryology,  surgery

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