Study: Major benefits for spina bifida surgery in the womb

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says that if a baby is operated on while still in the uterus, the most serious complications of the worst form of spina bifada, myelomeningocele, can be lessened.

“The reduced risk of hydrocephalus is by the far the biggest benefit of this surgery,” said Dr. Noel Tulipan, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “I see these patients all the time and the thing that brings these patients back to the hospital over and over again are the shunts.”

Read CNN‘s full story on this topic at: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/02/09/surgery.spina.bifada/index.html?hpt=T2

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