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Open fetal surgery

Open fetal surgery

Open fetal surgery: Open fetal surgery is major abdominal surgery for the mother and her unborn child to correct or repair a defect or disease in the fetus. The disease and conditions treated is not inclusive of all possible diseases and conditions that may or will be treated by intrauterine surgery.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Open fetal surgery

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Open fetal surgery:

Non-Surgical Options: Open fetal surgery

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Open fetal surgery:

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO)
  • Betamethasone (steroid)-for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation

Other Surgical Options: Open fetal surgery

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Open fetal surgery may include these surgeries:

  • Postnatal lobectomy (remove abnormal tissue after birth)-for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
  • Postnatal drainage of cysts with shunt catheter-for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation

Anesthetic Requirements for Open fetal surgery

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Open fetal surgery may include:

Procedure Complications: Open fetal surgery

Possible surgical complications of Open fetal surgery may include:

  • Wound infection (mother)
  • Infection in the uterus (mother)
  • Amniotic fluid leak (mother)
  • Infertility (mother)
  • Bleeding during fetal surgery (mother)
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia (mother)
  • Psychological stress (mother)
  • Delivery by Cesarean section (this and future pregnancies)
  • Fetal death
  • Premature labor
  • Premature delivery

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Open fetal surgery

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The benefit to surgery may outweigh the risks in a fetus with a life-threatening illness.

Open fetal surgery: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Open fetal surgery) include:

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