Neurodevelopmental outcome after open fetal surgery.


Journal Article

PURPOSE:This study examined the neurological and age-appropriate developmental outcomes of 11 children who underwent open fetal surgery. RESULTS:Nine children have normal neurological outcomes, and nine have normal development. CONCLUSION:Intensive postnatal care, intracranial hemorrhage, and requirement for prolonged respiratory support were associated with a worse neurological and developmental prognosis.

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Cited Authors

  • Gibbs, DL; Piecuch, RE; Graf, JL; Leonard, CH; Farrell, JA; Harrison, MR

Published Date

  • August 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1254 - 1256

PubMed ID

  • 9721998

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9721998

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-5037

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90162-2


  • eng