Abruptio placentae during fetal myelomeningocele repair.


Myelomeningocele (MM) is a congenital neural tube defect with serious consequences, including hydrocephaly. An important hope for intrauterine repair is that hydrocephaly may be prevented by reversing the Arnold-Chiari malformation. Three medical centers in the United States are doing trials with this objective. We describe an intrauterine correction of MM in a Brazilian research center of fetal medicine, which resulted in abruptio placentae and fetal death, to illustrate factors that influence fetal-maternal risks during this surgical procedure.

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@article{Barini2006AbruptioPD, title={Abruptio placentae during fetal myelomeningocele repair.}, author={Ricardo Barini and Maria Weber Guimar{\~a}es Barreto and Kleber Cursino and Herder Zambelli and Adilson Prando and Lourenço N Sbragia}, journal={Fetal diagnosis and therapy}, year={2006}, volume={21 1}, pages={115-7} }