Fetal Therapy

Diana L Farmer, Hammin Lee, Elizabeth Gress, Aubrey Milunsky, Michael R. Harrison

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment: Sixth Edition
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405190879
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Anatomic defects amenable to fetal surgery
  • Fetal gene therapy-genetic material into somatic cells of affected fetus
  • Fetal mass lesions-cystic adenomatoid malformation of lung (CCAM) and sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)
  • Fetal stem cell transplantation
  • Fetal therapy-fundamental and long-standing challenges in fetal therapy
  • Fetoscopy-minimally invasive fetal surgery
  • Maternal risks-fetal surgery viability, treatment approach predicated first
  • Surgical intervention-anatomic defect correction in human fetus
  • Twin anomalies-twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a devastating disorder
  • UCSF NIH tracheal occlusion trial and European FETO Task Group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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