Minimally invasive surgery for tracheal occlusion is a procedure performed on a mother and unborn fetus who is suffering from congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The procedure is performed by inserting a narrow instrument and camera through the mother’s abdomen and uterus and using ultrasound technology to monitor the fetus. During the procedure, the fetal trachea is kept open with a tiny inflated balloon that is eventually removed before birth, once the lungs have grown.
Also Known As:
- Manipulation of uterus
- Preterm labor prevention
- Fetal intervention
- Percutaneous fetal intervention
- Fetoscopic surgery
- Intrauterine surgery
- Balloon tracheal occlusion
- Fetendo fetal surgery
- Fetendo for congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Fetendo for tracheal occlusion
Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery for Tracheal Occlusion:
Minimally invasive surgery for tracheal occlusion may be performed in cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.