Game-changing pre-natal spina bifida surgery comes to Australasia

A Kiwi baby is just the third to benefit from the skill of a Brisbane team. By Carolyn Moynihan Editor’s note. “Australasia” refers to Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean. Baby Benjamin Harper lies in his cot with a slim feeding tube trailing from his nose, …

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Triplets with rare condition saved by operation in the womb; surgeon uses laser to separate blood supply between babies

  By Dave Andrusko Although this miraculous story appeared last month, I just learned about it this week, courtesy of Life News. There is a medical condition we’ve written about in the past– Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)—a very rare condition in which one twin gets too much of the blood supply endangering both …

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Prenatal surgery–and the unborn child as patient

  By Dave Andrusko In a story posted earlier today, NRL News Today wrote about the twice-fold misuse of medical technology. First, using prenatal screening techniques to “search out” unborn babies who are almost always aborted if a “flaw” like Down syndrome is discovered. Second, aborting babies who are mistakenly determined to have a disability, …

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