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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Fichter, MA; Dornseifer, U; Henke, J; Schneider, KT; Kovacs, L; Biemer, E; Bruner, J; Adzick, NS; Harrison, MR; Papadopulos, NA 
Title:
Fetal spina bifida repair--current trends and prospects of intrauterine neurosurgery. 
Abstract:
Myelomeningocele is a common dysraphic defect leading to severe impairment throughout the patient's lifetime. Although surgical closure of this anomaly is usually performed in the early postnatal period, an estimated 330 cases of intrauterine repair have been performed in a few specialized centers worldwide. It was hoped prenatal intervention would improve the prognosis of affected patients, and preliminary findings suggest a reduced incidence of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, as well as an impr...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Fetal Diagn Ther 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
23 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
271-86 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1015-3837 
TUM Institution:
Frauenklinik und Poliklinik; r Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie