Operating in the Womb

Myelomeningocele: Birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth.  The damage to spinal cord and peripheral nerves are irreversible.

Fetal Myelomeningocele (Open spina bifida) 3.4/10,000 live births in USA

Disease affects even with current recommendation and folate supplements.

See abnormalities quite well in the majority of cases. However, when they are small and difficult to detect the milo defect in a screening sonogram. Fortunately, we recognized a number of years ago that almost always it is associated with chiari two malformation in the hind brain which is associated with open spina bifida. 



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