A multidisciplinary team led by pediatric and fetal surgeon Darrell Cass, MD, performs an EXIT-to-resection procedure, exteriorizing a large, right-sided lung mass in a partially delivered fetus, enabling a safe birth and subsequent removal of the tumor.
In a complex fetal surgery procedure performed in December at Cleveland Clinic, a multidisciplinary team led by pediatric and fetal surgeon Darrell Cass, MD, established an airway in a partially delivered fetus with a large trachea-obstructing neck mass, enabling a safe birth and subsequent removal of the tumor.
From intrauterine surgery and life-saving transplants, to orthopedic procedures that dramatically improve quality of life, get a glimpse of some of the most intriguing cases and ground-breaking clinical innovations at Cleveland Clinic Children’s in 2019.
More than 2 dozen Cleveland Clinic Children’s specialists collaborated to develop best practices in intrauterine myelomeningocele repairs. In this article, Dr. Darrell Cass and his team discuss the program’s first fetal surgeries, from anesthetizing both mother and fetus, to fetal monitoring and the first incision.
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A 90-second video captures the highlights of Cleveland Clinic’s and Northern Ohio’s first fetal surgery case: the complex repair of a myelomeningocele lesion in a nearly 23-week-old fetus.
A multidisciplinary team led by Darrell Cass, MD, has repaired myelomeningocele defects in two patients prior to birth, marking the successful beginning of Cleveland Clinic’s fetal surgery program.
Meet Cleveland Clinic’s new Director of Fetal Surgery, who will lead a multidisciplinary team specialized in treating highly complex cases of birth defects.