Minimally Invasive Fetal Surgery.


Journal Article (Review)

Fetal surgery corrects severe congenital anomalies in utero to prevent their severe consequences on fetal development. The significant risk of open fetal operations to the pregnant mother has driven innovation toward minimally invasive procedures that decrease the risks inherent to hysterotomy. In this article, we discuss the basic principles of minimally invasive fetal surgery, the general history of its development, specific conditions and procedures used to treat them, and the future of the field.

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Cited Authors

  • Graves, CE; Harrison, MR; Padilla, BE

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 729 - 751

PubMed ID

  • 29127956

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29127956

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9840

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-5108

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clp.2017.08.001


  • eng