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In-Womb Surgery for Babies with Spina Bifida

Professor Dr Dharmendra Ganesan, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon

27-Jan-23 16:00

In-Womb Surgery for Babies with Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect affecting the spine and spinal cord, which can lead to severe physical disabilities that the child has to live with. But with continued advances in treatments, including the option of surgery even before a baby is born, the odds have improved tremendously for babies with spina bifida. But what does the landscape look like here in Malaysia? We find out more from consultant neurosurgeon Prof Dr Dharmendra Ganesan.


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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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Categories:  managing diseasemedical advances

Tags:  spina bifidaneural tube defectspinal cordlaparoscopic surgeryneurosurgerydisabilityrehabilitationoccupational therapy





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