Intrauterine Treatment of Spina Bifida - Review Article
Author Luca Mazzone, Martin Meuli
ISSN 0973-614X
JournalTitle Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1542
Volume 11
Issue 4
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 347-354
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ABSTRACT

Prenatal repair for open spina bifida (OSB) represents nowadays a valid therapeutic option that must be considered whenever a fetus is diagnosed with this severe congenital malformation. However, a judicious weighing of the benefits obtained by fetal surgery against the risks is necessary for every individual case. This article provides the background information that is needed to accomplish that. It describes the evolution of fetal surgery for spina bifida, its benefits and risks, and the different techniques used today.

Keywords: Fetal surgery, Fetus, Intrauterine, In utero, Myelomeningocele, Myeloschisis, Prenatal repair, Spina bifida.

How to cite this article: Mazzone L, Meuli M. Intrauterine Treatment of Spina Bifida. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017;11(4):347-354.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

ABSTRACT

Prenatal repair for open spina bifida (OSB) represents nowadays a valid therapeutic option that must be considered whenever a fetus is diagnosed with this severe congenital malformation. However, a judicious weighing of the benefits obtained by fetal surgery against the risks is necessary for every individual case. This article provides the background information that is needed to accomplish that. It describes the evolution of fetal surgery for spina bifida, its benefits and risks, and the different techniques used today.

Keywords: Fetal surgery, Fetus, Intrauterine, In utero, Myelomeningocele, Myeloschisis, Prenatal repair, Spina bifida.

How to cite this article: Mazzone L, Meuli M. Intrauterine Treatment of Spina Bifida. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2017;11(4):347-354.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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