In utero surgery

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26 Jul 2016 - General

n an Australian first Queensland doctors have performed spinal surgery on a baby while still in its mother's womb.

This is seriously new to me. A team of 40 doctors and nurses performing surgery an a spinal bifida baby in utero! I wonder are the surgeons spinal surgeon or gynaecologist or paediatric surgeon or neurosurgeon. I have never heard of this sort of intervention ever before. Initially I thought it is a hoax. Do they need anaesthesia for the fetus? Will be fetus feel pain? I guess we will never know. Has anybody ever encountered this sort of in utero surgery before. The closest I come to seeing will...
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