Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery and Fetal Procedures

Laurence E. Ring, Yehuda Ginosar

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Advances in imaging and technique have pushed the boundaries of the types of surgical interventions available to fetuses with congenital and developmental abnormalities. This review focuses on fundamental aspects of fetal anesthesia, including the physiologic changes of pregnancy, uteroplacental perfusion, and fetal physiology. We discuss the types of fetal surgeries and procedures currently being performed and discuss the specific anesthetic approaches to different categories of fetal surgeries. We also discuss ethical aspects of fetal surgery and anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-816
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Congenital defects
  • Fetal anesthesia
  • Fetal surgery


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