Fetal Conditions Treated

Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive innovative fetal and maternal care that is at the forefront of fetal medicine. Through the use of cutting-edge diagnostics and advanced fetal interventions, we are able to offer care for the full spectrum of fetal  conditions and are often able to provide new hope to mothers and families.

Some of the conditions our team treats include:

  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Bladder outlet obstruction (BOO)
  • Congenital airway obstruction
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM/CCAM)
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Esophageal or intestinal atresias
  • Fetal chylothorax
  • Fetal lymphatic malformations
  • Fetal teratomas and other masses or tumors
  • Myelomeningocele (MMC), or open spina bifida
  • Selective growth restriction in a twin pregnancy
  • Twin-reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) 

Other conditions treated are included below. If your baby’s diagnosis is not on this list, please contact us at 1.866.338.2524 (1.866.FETAL24) or fetalhealth@luriechildrens.org, and we would be happy to send you more information.

Brain 

  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Anencephaly
  • AVM malformation
  • Brain tumor
  • Encephalocele
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Hydrocephalus or ventriculomegaly
  • Intracerebral cysts
  • Schizencephaly
  • Vein of Galen malformation

Face & Head

  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Fetal EXIT procedures​

Neck  

  • Fetal EXIT procedures
  • Lymphatic malformations/cystic hygroma
  • Bone
  • Achondroplasia (dwarfism)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Skeletal dysplasia

Spine

  • Meningomyelocele/Spina bifida
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma

Chest 

  • Bronchopulmonary sequestration
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM)
  • Hydrops
  • Lung masses
  • Pulmonary hypoplasia
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)/Esophageal atresia

Abdomen

  • Abdominal cysts
  • Cloacal exstrophy
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Gastroschisis
  • Imperforate anus
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Neonatal hemochromatosis
  • Omphalocele
  • Urachal cyst

Bone

  • Achondroplasia (dwarfism)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Skeletal dysplasia

Heart

  • ​Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrioventricular canal
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Single ventricle
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Vascular rings / tracheal stenosis (tracheal rings)
  • Ventricular septal defect

Kidneys, Urinary Tract & Genitalia

  • Bladder exstrophy
  • Cloacal exstrophy
  • Duplication of collection systems
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
  • Multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • Pelvic kidney & horseshoe kidney
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Pyelectasis or pelviectasis
  • Urachal cyst 
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Arms, Legs & Feet (Extremities)

  • Amniotic Band Birth Defects
  • Clubfoot
  • Skeletal Dysplasia

Genetic Conditions

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Down syndrome/trisomy 21
  • Hemophilia
  • Neonatal hemochromatosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Trisomy 13
  • Trisomy 18
  • Turner syndrome

Infections

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV