In utero Hepatitis B Immunization during Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida.

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Summary of "In utero Hepatitis B Immunization during Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida."

Fetal surgery for spina bifida aperta may lead to significantly better outcomes than postnatal repair, particularly regarding shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, independent ambulation, and voiding functions. The "Management of Myelomeningocele Study" (MOMS) represents the current benchmark, also in terms of eligibility criteria.


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Name: Fetal diagnosis and therapy
ISSN: 1421-9964
Pages: 1-4


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Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)

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