Fetoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument (laparoscope) is inserted into the uterus in order to see the fetus and placenta. Fetoscopic laser surgery offers the best chance of curing twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) or twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS) in a single treatment procedure.
It is important to understand that the screening test does not give a definite ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer as to whether or not the baby does have Down syndrome. If your screening test shows a high risk that the baby has Down syndrome, you will usually be offered a diagnostic test.
These screening tests can also be utilised to get individualised chance of mother developing Pre-Eclampsia.
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Although pulmonary medicine only began to evolve as a medical specialty in the 1950s, William Welch and William Osler founded the ‘parent’ organization of the American Thoracic Society, the National Association.