Prenatal surgery may save babies after early rupture of fetal membranes

10/29/2007 | HealthDay News

A prenatal operation may save the lives of unborn babies after premature rupture of fetal membranes, according to German physicians. Surgeons inserted a fetoscope through an opening in the mother's stomach and moved the device into the trachea of the unborn baby then inflated a miniature balloon that blocked the respiratory channel, stimulating lung growth.

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