Operative fetoscopy via telesurgery

R. A. Quintero, H. Muñoz, R. Pommer, C. Diaz, P. W. Bornick, M. H. Allen

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Abstract

We describe a case in which telesurgical consultation from Tampa, Florida, USA was used to accomplish operative fetoscopy in Santiago, Chile for the treatment of a twin pregnancy involving an acardiac twin. The procedure was successful and a healthy infant was delivered at 37.5 weeks. Operative fetoscopy, a surgical approach to correct birth defects in utero via combined ultrasound and endoscopy, is only available in a handful of centers worldwide. Telesurgery makes use of telecommunication to allow a surgeon at a primary operating site to consult with another experienced surgeon for complex surgical cases. This case illustrates the potential for ultrasound and telesurgery to expand the horizons of operative fetoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-391
Number of pages2
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2002

Keywords

  • Acardiac twin
  • Operative fetoscopy
  • Telemedicine
  • Telesurgery
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Quintero, R. A., Muñoz, H., Pommer, R., Diaz, C., Bornick, P. W., & Allen, M. H. (2002). Operative fetoscopy via telesurgery. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 20(4), 390-391. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-0705.2002.00809.x