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Contemporary management of prenatally diagnosed spina bifida aperta — an update

Przemyslaw Kosinski, Robert Brawura Biskupski Samaha, Michal Lipa, Miroslaw Wielgos, Thomas Kohl
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0108
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Pubmed: 30508216
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(11):637-641.

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Vol 89, No 11 (2018)
REVIEW PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2018-11-30

Abstract

Spina bifida aperta is a relatively common congenital defect that occurs in the general population. Once the disorder has
been diagnosed, a discussion, that can be emotionally-charged, ensues about whether to treat it prenatally or to only offer surgery postnatally. Given that there are good arguments for and against both options, it is of paramount importance to gain a good understanding of the major advantages and disadvantages of the various surgical approaches. The aim of our paper is to summarize current knowledge about spina bifida and the potential benefits of prenatal surgery.

Abstract

Spina bifida aperta is a relatively common congenital defect that occurs in the general population. Once the disorder has
been diagnosed, a discussion, that can be emotionally-charged, ensues about whether to treat it prenatally or to only offer surgery postnatally. Given that there are good arguments for and against both options, it is of paramount importance to gain a good understanding of the major advantages and disadvantages of the various surgical approaches. The aim of our paper is to summarize current knowledge about spina bifida and the potential benefits of prenatal surgery.

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Title

Contemporary management of prenatally diagnosed spina bifida aperta — an update

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 11 (2018)

Pages

637-641

Published online

2018-11-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0108

Pubmed

30508216

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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(11):637-641.

Authors

Przemyslaw Kosinski
Robert Brawura Biskupski Samaha
Michal Lipa
Miroslaw Wielgos
Thomas Kohl

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