Thursday, June 12, 2008

Womb surgery 'saves baby's leg'

From BBC News...

Australian surgeons saved the leg of an unborn baby by operating when her mother was just 22 weeks pregnant.

The surgery was carried out after the foetus developed a rare condition in which stray bands of tissue wrap around limbs and cut off blood flow.

Melbourne's Monash Medical Centre used lasers to cut away the tissue from the left leg, but left the right leg as the bands were too deeply embedded.

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