The Center for Fetal Diagnosis at CHOP Featured in BBC Spina Bifida Documentary

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The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was recently featured in a BBC documentary, “Spina Bifida and Me.” British actress, Ruth Madley, was born with spina bifida and sets out to discover why she has it, whether it could have been prevented and what it means for her future.

The program explores Ruth’s quest for information on her condition and features an interview with N. Scott Adzick, MD, CHOP’s Surgeon in Chief and the founder and director of the CFDT. He explains the many breakthroughs that have been made in treating spina bifida sooner. Also included in the documentary is the Mulligan family from Cincinnati, Ohio. Sean Mulligan, now sixteen, was the CFDT’s 29th patient for prenatal spina bifida repair.

Learn more about "Spina Bifida and Me."


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