Fetal anaesthesia for surgery

  • J. Hamza
  • L. Simon
  • P. Sacquin
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


After extensive experimental study, fetal surgery has been undertaken in humans in a very few centers in the world [1, 2]. The purpose of this surgery is to correct a malformation before its effects have definitively compromised neonatal and fetal prognosis. Examples of this concept are the surgical correction of congenital diaphragmatic hernia [3–5] or bilateral hydronephrosis [6]; both of these conditions have been successfully treated before birth in some human fetuses.


Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Fetal Surgery Fetal Hypoxia Uterine Relaxation Uteroplacental Blood Flow 
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  • P. Sacquin

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