Advances in fetal surgery
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses the main advances in fetal surgical therapy aiming to inform health care professionals about the state-of-the-art techniques and future challenges in this field. We discuss the necessary steps of technical evolution from the initial open fetal surgery approach until the development of minimally invasive techniques of fetal endoscopic surgery (fetoscopy).
Modification of the gasless fetoscopy technique for the treatment of large myelomeningocele: a study in sheep
ABSTRACTObjective:To change the gasless fetoscopy technique in order to reduce the diameter of entry orifices in the myometrium.Methods:Seven pregnant ewes were submitted to fetoscopy for repairing a large skin defect measuring 4.0 × 3.0 cm, created in the fetal lumbar region at the gestational age of 100 days. The defect was repaired through continuous suture of the skin with approximation of borders. Gasless fetoscopy was used for performing the suture with three orifices to allow entry of the trocar into […]