Fetal neurosurgery.


SURGERY BEFORE BIRTH has been performed for lethal conditions for several years. The techniques that have been developed are being applied to nonlethal conditions such as meningomyelocele. It is possible that fetal surgery might find a place in the management of certain forms of hydrocephalus as well. The challenge is to define which patients might benefit from such radical procedures before these techniques are accepted as standard care.

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@article{Sutton2001FetalN, title={Fetal neurosurgery.}, author={Leslie N. Sutton and Peter P. Sun and N. Scott Adzick}, journal={Neurosurgery}, year={2001}, volume={48 1}, pages={124-42; discussion 142-4} }