Operative techniques in the fetal rabbit.

  title={Operative techniques in the fetal rabbit.},
  author={Jeffery M. Nelson and Thomas M. Krummel and Jeffrey H Haynes and Louise C. Flood and Lauren Sauer and Alan W. Flake and Michael R. Harrison},
  journal={Journal of investigative surgery : the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research},
  volume={3 4},
The development of fetal surgical techniques has made the antenatal correction of congenital defects possible. These techniques have evolved from trials with animal models, permitting increasingly sophisticated operations with low morbidity and mortality. Experimental models range from large animals offering longer gestations but with single pregnancies and high cost, to smaller animals offering multiple pregnancies at reduced cost but with shorter gestations. This paper describes operative… CONTINUE READING

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