Fetoscopic surgery: encouraged by clinical experience and boosted by instrument innovation.

@article{Deprest2006FetoscopicSE,
  title={Fetoscopic surgery: encouraged by clinical experience and boosted by instrument innovation.},
  author={Jan Deprest and Jacques Jani and Liesbeth Lewi and Nicole Ochsenbein-Koelble and Mieke M. Cannie and Elisa Done and Xenia I. Roubliova and Tim Van Mieghem and Anne Debeer and Frederik Debuck and Laurenço Sbragia and Jaan Toelen and Roland Devlieger and Paul Lewi and Marc van de Velde},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={398-412}
}
Today, modern ultrasound equipment and the wide implementation of screening programmes allow the timely diagnosis of many congenital anomalies. For some of these, fetal surgery may be a life-saving option. In Europe, open fetal surgery became poorly accepted because of its invasiveness and the high incidence of postoperative premature labour and rupture of the fetal membranes. In the 1990s, the merger of fetoscopy and advanced video-endoscopic surgery formed the basis for endoscopic fetal… CONTINUE READING

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