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Doctors perform surgery on fetus in the womb at 32 weeks after spotting life-threatening condition that filled his lungs with fluid
Dec 9, 2016
Just two months before he was born, Matthew Tobias Saetern-Angeles was diagnosed with a fatal condition.
An ultrasound showed the 32-week-old fetus had hydrops, a condition that causes the lungs to fill with excess fluid.
Ten years ago there wouldn't have been any options to save him.
But this summer, surgeons at UC Davis demonstrated the incredible capabilities of modern medicine - by operating on Matthew while he was still in the womb....
Doctors perform surgery on fetus's lungs in the womb at 32 weeks
This summer, surgeons at UC Davis demonstrated the incredible capabilities of modern medicine - by operating on Matthew while he was still in the womb, at 32 weeks gestation.
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