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Fetal Myelomeningocele Closure: Technical Considerations

Published on in In Utero Insights

Fetal closure of an MMC is technically more challenging than the standard postnatal closure. The access is smaller, the structures are smaller and more delicate, the placode must be handled with more care, avoiding blood loss is critical, and the surgery must be performed quickly to limit the exposure of the fetus to the extrauterine environment.

CHOP Lactation Experts Featured in Breastfeeding Journal

Published on in CHOP News

The journal Breastfeeding Medicine published two articles by lactation experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. One article details human milk rates for infants born with congenital heart diseases, while the other discusses the positive outcomes of CHOP’s employee lactation program.