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July 10, 2012

CHOP Featured in Series on Prenatal Spina Bifida Surgery

Doctors from CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment were recently featured in a five part series on about advancements in fetal surgery with a focus on prenatal surgical treatment of spina bifida. The story highlights the results of the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), co-led by CHOP, which showed that fetal surgery greatly reduces the need to divert fluid from the brain, improves mobility and improves the chances that a child will be able to walk independently

Read the full story from The Blaze to learn about the success of this groundbreaking treatment and CHOP’s role in pioneering the prenatal treatment of spina bifida.

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