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Anesthesia for fetal surgery

Vasco Ramírez, Mauricio

Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, November 2012, Vol.40(4), pp.268-272

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  • Title:
    Anesthesia for fetal surgery
  • Author: Vasco Ramírez, Mauricio
  • Subjects: Anesthesia ; Fetus ; Pain ; Pregnancy ; Anestesia ; Feto ; Dolor ; Embarazo ; Anesthesia ; Fetus ; Pain ; Pregnancy ; Anestesia ; Feto ; Dolor ; Embarazo
  • Is Part Of: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology, November 2012, Vol.40(4), pp.268-272
  • Description: Fetal surgery is making huge strides in medicine due to the breakthroughs in prenatal medicine that have opened a window into early diagnosis of abnormalities which may be subject to prenatal interventions. Fetal interventional procedures range from minimally invasive surgery on the fetus, the placenta or membranes, to open techniques requiring laparotomy and maternal hysterectomy. A narrative review of anesthetic techniques used in fetal surgery. For that purpose, a non-systematic review of medical databases publications including MEDLINE, SciELO and BASE, was undertaken using the terms “anesthesia and fetal surgery” and restricted to the following types of publications: “Practice Guideline, Randomized Controlled Trial, Review”. Minimally invasive procedures may be performed under local anesthesia or neuraxial techniques, with appropriate sedation of the mother, analgesia/anesthesia and fetal immobilization. The development of anesthetic...
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 2256-2087 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.rcae.2012.07.006
  • Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)

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