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The only textbook on the fetus as patient focussing entirely on fetal therapy. Extensively revised chapters present the very latest techniques.
I. THE FETUS AS A PATIENT--A WOMB WITH A VIEW Chapter 1: Professional Considerations in Fetal Treatment Chapter 2: Historical Considerations Chapter 3: Ethical Considerations Chapter 4: Legal Considerations in Fetal Treatment
II. DIAGNOSITIC AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES--A VIEW INTO THE WOMB Chapter 5: The Rationale for Fetal Treatment: Selection, Feasibility, and Risk Chapter 6: Sonongraphic Anatomy of the Normal Fetus Chapter 7: Sonography for Fetal Thoracic Intervention Chapter 8: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography of the Fetus Chapter 9: Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Chapter 10: Anesthesia and Monitoring Fetal Intervention Chapter 11: Preterm Labor: The Achilles' Heel of Fetal Intervention Chapter 12: New Tocolytic Strategies for Fetal Surgery: Efficacy and Fetomaterna; Safety of Nitroglycerin Chapter 13: Percutaneous Sonographically Guided Interventions: Catheters and Shunts Chapter 14: Percutaneous Fetoscopically Guided Intervention Chapter 15: Obstetric Endoscopy Chapter 16: Operative Fetoscopy: FETENDO Chapter 17: Open Fetal Surgical Techniques
III. FETAL ANATOMIC DEFECTS AMENABLE TO TREATMENT--THE CRAFT OF FETAL TREATMENT Chapter 18: Fetal Obstructive Uropathy Chapter 19: The Fetus with a Lung Mass Chapter 20: The Fetus with Diaphragmatic Hernia Chapter 21: The Fetus with Sacroccocygeal Teratoma Chapter 22: The Fetus with Hydrocephalus Chapter 23: The Fetus with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Chapter 24: The Fetus with Airway Obstruction Chapter 25: Fetus with Hydrothorax Chapter 26: The Fetus with Congential Heart Disease Chapter 27: The Fetus with Cardiac Arrythmia Chapter 28: Fetus with Meningomyelocele Chapter 29: Intrauterine Myelomeningocele Repair Chapter 30: The Fetus with Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Chapter 31: The Fetus with Abdominal Wall Defect Chapter 32: The Fetus with Amniotic Band Syndrome
IV. FETAL METABOLIC AND CELLULAR DEFECTS AMENABLE TO TREATMENT-- THE ART OF FETAL TREATMENT Chapter 33: The Fetus with Biochemical Defect Chapter 34: The Fetus with Immune Hydrops Chapter 35: The Fetus with Non-Immune Hydrops Chapter 36: The Fetus at Risk for Thrombicytopenia Chapter 37: The Fetus with a Hematopietic Stem Cell Defect Chapter 38: Ontogeny of the Fetal Immune System: Implications for Fetal Tolerance Induction and Postnatal Transplantation Chapter 39: Fetal Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Chapter 40: The Fetus with a Genetic Defect Correctable by Gene Therapy III. POSTNATAL MANAGEMENT: SOCIAL SECURITY FOR THE FETUS Chapter 41: Postnatal Follow-up and Outcomes Chapter 42: The Fetus with Complex Genitourinary Anomalies Chapter 43: Fetal Tissue Engineering Chapter 44: Fetal Wound Healing: The Role of Homeobox Genes Chapter 45: Advanced Technologies for Future Fetal Treatment: Surgical Robotics