How surgeons have miraculously adapted to the world's smallest human patients.
This web-site contains information regarding:
The Anatomy and Development of the Foetus
Medical Conditions Affecting the Foetus from initial diagnosis to treatment:
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the Lung (CCAM)
Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT)
Urinary Tract Obstruction
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
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When a foetus is suffering from life threatening complications, there is little time to spare. An intervention within the womb is extremely risky, but when a foetal surgery is the only option intricate and advanced medical procedures can dramatically increase the infant's chances for survival. Our knowledge of our bodies is increasing, paralleled by rapid biological technological advancements, which is pushing boundaries and making seemingly endless options available, including surgery on the world's smallest human patients.