Watch the Recap of Our First Fetal Surgery Case (Video)

A concise summary of an historic operation

In June, a Cleveland Clinic patient gave birth to a baby girl whose congenital neural tube defect — a myelomeningocele lesion — had been surgically repaired prenatally, when the fetus was nearly 23 weeks old.

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The successful operation and subsequent delivery were a first for Northern Ohio and marked the start of the fetal surgery era at Cleveland Clinic. The multidisciplinary team was led by one of the world’s most experienced fetal surgeons, Darrell Cass, MD.

The 90-second video below provides a recap of the historic procedure. For a more detailed account, read the Consult QD article here.