Is there a therapeutic role for fetoscopic surgery in the prenatal treatment of gastroschisis? A feasibility study in sheep

@article{Kohl2009IsTA,
  title={Is there a therapeutic role for fetoscopic surgery in the prenatal treatment of gastroschisis? A feasibility study in sheep},
  author={Thomas Andreas Kohl and Kristina Tchatcheva and Ruediger Stressig and Ulrich G Gembruch and P. Kahl},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={1499-1505}
}
Gastroschisis is a malformation of the anterior abdominal wall that consists of a right paraumbilical defect with bowel loops bathed in the amniotic fluid. The prognosis relies mainly on morbidity attributable to intrauterine bowel loss or postpartum bowel dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a potential role for fetoscopic surgery in severely affected fetuses with this condition. Employing fetoscopy, we created a laparoschisis model in eight fetal sheep between 74–92 days of… CONTINUE READING
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