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Document type:
Case Reports; Journal Article 
Author(s):
Kohl, T; Hering, R; Heep, A; Schaller, C; Meyer, B; Greive, C; Bizjak, G; Buller, T; Van de Vondel, P; Gogarten, W; Bartmann, P; Knopfle, G; Gembruch, U 
Title:
Percutaneous fetoscopic patch coverage of spina bifida aperta in the human--early clinical experience and potential. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The current operative approach for fetal repair of spina bifida aperta requires maternal laparotomy and hysterotomy. Following technical feasibility studies in sheep, we performed percutaneous fetoscopic patch coverage of this lesion in 3 human fetuses between 23 + 4 and 25 + 3 weeks of gestation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whereas the patch detached in the first case 3 weeks after the procedure, it covered the exposed neural tissue in the 2 other fetuses beyond their delivery. Two of the t...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Fetal Diagn Ther 
Year:
2006 
Journal volume:
21 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
185-93 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1015-3837 
TUM Institution:
Neurochirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik