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February 21, 2012

The Philadelphia Tribune Follows One Family’s Story Following Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

A year after prenatal repair of spina bifida became the standard of care, a Norristown, PA, mom shares her family's story in the Philadelphia Tribune.

The story, “Fetal surgery can correct birth defects,” features Tiersa Cross, her month-old daughter Madisyn, and N. Scott Adzick, MD, surgeon-in-chief at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. Adzick performed prenatal surgery in October, when Tiersa was 24 weeks pregnant. Madisyn was born Jan. 18, and has been doing well.

“I just wanted to let her have the best life possible," Tiersa said of the surgery. "I was just really looking out for her.”

Read about their experiences undergoing prenatal surgery for spina bifida »


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