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Cleveland Clinic Fetal Surgeons Resect Rare Intrapericardial Teratoma

A multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic team led by Darrell Cass, MD, has successfully performed a challenging fetal surgery to remove an intrapericardial teratoma that posed imminent lethal risk to a nearly 27-week-old fetus. Only one previous incidence of extended survival after fetal intrapericardial teratoma resection is documented in the world’s medical literature.

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Labor and Delivery amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pregnancy, labor and delivery are already emotionally charged experiences, and as pregnant women face increased uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many worry that their birth plans may no longer be possible for a variety of reasons. In this article, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist discusses home births, restricted visitation and efforts to ensure patient safety.