Fetal surgery for repair of myelomeningocele allows normal development of anal sphincter muscles in sheep

@article{Yoshizawa2003FetalSF,
  title={Fetal surgery for repair of myelomeningocele allows normal development of anal sphincter muscles in sheep},
  author={Jyoji Yoshizawa and Lourenço N Sbragia and Bettina W. Paek and Roman M. Sydorak and Yoji Yamazaki and Michael R. Harrison and Diana Farmer},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={14-18}
}
One major problem for patients with myelomeningocele (MMC) is fecal incontinence. To prevent this problem, fetal surgery for repair of MMC has been recently undertaken. The strategy behind this surgery is to allow normal development of anal sphincter muscles. The purpose of this study was to determine whether fetal surgery for repair of MMC allows normal development of anal sphincter muscles. Myelomeningocele was surgically created in fetal sheep at 75 days of gestation. At 100 days of… CONTINUE READING

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