FETAL SURGERY: Treating the Unborn Patient
Medical history is being made as surgeons refine techniques for operating on the smallest patients -- fetuses in the womb. With fewer than 200 procedures performed thus far, fetal surgery remains experimental. In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker looks at the prospects for routinely treating fetuses as independent patients, despite their obvious dependence on their mothers.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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