Current Status and Prospects of Fetoscopic Surgery for Spina Bifida in Human Fetuses

  title={Current Status and Prospects of Fetoscopic Surgery for Spina Bifida in Human Fetuses},
  author={T. Kohl and Ulrich Gembruch},
  journal={Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy},
  pages={318 - 320}
  • T. Kohl, Ulrich Gembruch
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Over the last 4 years, our center has established a protocol specially tailored to the needs of minimally invasive fetoscopic interventions that permits general maternofetal anesthesia for up to 8 h, if needed [4] . Employing the protocol, sufficient tocolysis and uterine relaxation has been achieved, and adequate uterine and fetoplacental blood flows can be maintained. A mild case of maternal pulmonary edema was seen in only 1 of more than 50 patients. With regard to fetal safety, neither… CONTINUE READING
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