Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of fetoscopic prenatal repair of open neural tube defects in the fetus is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. This could be in the form of randomised controlled trials or published registry data.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Further research should report details of risks to the mother (including her subsequent pregnancies), risks to the fetus (including the need for further surgery), and long-term disability after birth.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Open prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus
Date issued
January 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/01/2020