Treatment of fetal anomalies has allowed the intact survival of increasing numbers of fetuses with previously fatal or very likely fatal disorders. Percutaneous in-utero surgery for obstructed bladders and thoracic effusions, and open surgery for diaphragmatic hernias and lung malformations has become increasingly successful. Medical and gene therapy approaches are likewise expanding and will continue to become more available.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology