• Early Outcomes of a Myofascial Repair Technique for Fetal Myelomeningocele

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Fetal repair of myelomeningocele and myeloschisis leads to improved neurologic outcomes compared to postnatal repair, but the effects of modifications in closure techniques have not been extensively studied. Previous work has suggested that a watertight repair is requisite for improvement in hindbrain herniation and to decrease postnatal hydrocephalus. Our institution adopted the myofascial closure technique for open fetal MMC repair in July 2019, which we hypothesized would result in decreased need for patch closure, improved HBH, and decreased rate of surgically-treated HCP.
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