Since its first procedure in February 2019, a multidisciplinary team has completed15 carefully timed fetal surgeries, saving lives and minimizing risk for life-long disability.
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.
Specialists from across the globe will converge at Cleveland Clinic for a two-day Urologic Congenitalism International Summit addressing the broad cultural experiences and knowledge in this evolving area of medicine.
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More children with myelomeningocele are surviving into adulthood today, and Cleveland Clinic offers a multidisciplinary clinic to help meet their unique medical needs several times a year.