Fetal Therapy: Scientific Basis and Critical Appraisal of Clinical Benefits

Fetal therapyBy

  • Mark D. Kilby, Professor of Fetal Medicine, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical & Dental Services, University of Birmingham, and Fetal Medicine Centre, Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
  • Dick Oepkes, Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Therapy, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • Anthony Johnson, Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA

Fetal treatment, particularly complex fetal therapy, is an emergent and expanding field. This comprehensive text focuses on areas of fetal disease and pathophysiology that can be treated in utero, and the benefits and problems with such therapy. Both medical (non-invasive) and surgical procedures are discussed, drawing on the expertise of an internationally renowned author team. Each chapter includes a comprehensive overview of the basic science underlying fetal pathology, as well as discussing the highest level of technical performance of fetal interventions. Contributions from fetal therapy ‘centers-of-excellence’ around the world collectively emphasize the need for an evidence-based approach to the field. This volume is useful both as a quick reference guide to the latest fetal therapy options and as an in-depth study book for maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology specialists at any stage of their career who are seeking to acquire essential background knowledge. Indispensable on any bookshelf in fetal medicine units.

Key Features

  • Experts in the field share reliable, state-of-the-art knowledge
  • Chapters include critical appraisal, helping readers understand the basic science and pathogenesis of the condition and how this influences fetal therapy choices
  • A broad international authorship ensures the content is state-of-the-art and valuable to an international readership


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