Vol 88, No 1 (2017)
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Current views on fetal surgical treatment of myelomeningocele — the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) trial and Polish clinical experience

Jacek Zamłyński, Ewa Horzelska, Mateusz Zamłyński, Katarzyna Olszak-Wąsik, Leszek Nowak, Piotr Bodzek, Tomasz Horzelski, Rafał Bablok, Anita Olejek
Pubmed: 28157255
Ginekol Pol 2017;88(1):31-35.

Abstract

Abstract

Myelomeningocele (MMC) is the most frequent congenital defect of the central nervous system for which there is no satisfactory alternative to postnatal treatment. On the contrary prenatal MMC surgery is conducting before birth and is aimed at protecting from Chiari II malformation. The main goal of fetal MMC repair is to improve development and life quality of children with Chiari II malformation. Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) which was published in 2011 clearly confirmed effectiveness of prenatal surgery. In this paper we compare MOMS results with our own clinical experience. Thanks to high effectiveness and significant improvement in safety of maternal-fetal surgery prenatal MMC surgery become a new standard of treatment.

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