Spina Bifida Treatment Using Fetoscope

Mayo Clinic
15 May, 2019 ,

Dr. Ahn describe a new treatment for spina bifida using a fetoscope. A new treatment approved by the FDA allows surgeons to treat spina bifida prior to birth using scopes. Known as fetoscopic surgery for the treatment of spina bifida, this treatment improves outcomes for both baby and mother by using minimally invasive techniques. Unlike other prenatal treatments for spina bifida, this treatment often allows the mother to deliver vaginally with her home care team and improves the likelihood of delivering the infant at term.