Fetoscopy Publications

A compilation of fetoscopy-related publications provides information about the methods and techniques involved in fetoscopy. The following list of fetoscopy publications will help you in your search for more information. Most are written by members of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. If you are unable to obtain any of these publications, please let us know and we will send copies to you.

Journal articles


Victoria T, Johnson AM, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL, Shellock FG: Evaluation of MRI artifacts and safety issues associated with the occlusion balloon used for Fetoscopic Endoluminal Tracheal Occlusion (FETO). Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 44:179-183, 2018. 


Hüsler MR, Wilson RD, Horii SC, Bebbington MW, Adzick NS, Johnson MP. When is fetoscopic release of amniotic bands indicated? Review of outcome of cases treated in utero and selection criteria for fetal surgery. Prenat Diagn. 2009 May;29(5):457-63. Review.


Keswani SG, Johnson MP, Hori S, Howell LJ, Hedrick HL, Flake AW, Wilson RD, Adzick NS , Crombleholme TM: In utero limb salvage: Fetoscopic release of amniotic bands for threatened limb amputation. J Pediatr Surg 38:848-851, 2003.


Sylvester KG, Yang EY, Cass DL, Crombleholme TM, Adzick NS: Fetoscopic gene therapy for congenital lung disease. J Pediatr Surg 32:964-969, 1997.


Quintero RA, Reich H, Romero R, Johnson MP, Goncalves L, Evans MI. In utero endoscopic devascularization of a large placental chorioangioma. Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 8:48-52, 1996

Quintero RA, Romero R, Reich H, Goncalves L, Johnson MP, Carreno C, Evans MI. In utero percutaneous umbilical-cord ligation in the management of complicated monochorionic multiple gestations. Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 8:16-22, 1996


Skarsgard ED, Bealer JF, Meuli M, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Fetal endoscopic surgery: The relationship between insufflating pressure and the placental circulation. J Pediatr Surg 30:1165-1168, 1995.


Rice HE, Hedrick MH, Bealer JF, Zanjani ED, Harrison MR, Flake AW: Placental vessel catheterization: A new technique of chronic intravenous access in fetal sheep. Surgical Forum XLIV:644-646, 1993.

Hedrick MH, Jennings RW, MacGillivray TE, Rice HE, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Chronic fetal vascular access: A new approach to the care of the fetal patient. Lancet 342:1086-7, 1993.


Estes JM, MacGillivray TE, Hedrick MH, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Fetoscopic surgery for treatment of congenital anomalies. J Pediatr Surg 27:950-954, 1992.

Estes JM, Whitby DJ, Lorenz HP, Longaker MT, Szabo Z, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Endoscopic creation and repair of fetal cleft lip. Plast Reconstr Surg 90:743-6, 1992.

Hedrick MH, Jennings RW, MacGillivray TE, Flake AW, Lorenz HP, Estes JM, Roberts LJ, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Endoscopic catheterization of placental vessels for chronic fetal vascular access. Surgical Forum 43:504-5, 1992.


Estes JM, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Fetoscopic surgery. In Holcomb GW (ed): Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk CT, 1993, pp 155-162.

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