Surgeons Carry Out Spine Surgery in the Womb
[Source: Medical News Today]
In a United Kingdom first, a team of specialists from University College London (UCL), University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) performed surgeries on two different babies with spina bifida while they were still in their mothers’ wombs.
The specialists conducted the two surgeries over the summer and now report that both mothers and both babies are doing well.
This was the first time that surgeons have conducted the procedure in Britain, where only postnatal operations had been possible up to this point.
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