Learn more about our World Congress 2022 program topic - fetal interventions, via our educational resources including lecture videos, UOG articles, VISUOG chapters and Learning modules.

Congress program sessions

Masterclass [MC]: The modern era of fetal surgery
Understand the latest updates of fetal surgery /perinatal medicine and learn about outcomes and research in the field of fetal surgery
Speakers: Dr Magdalena Sanz Cortes (Chair), Prof. Kurt Hecher (Co-chair), More to follow…
Date: Sunday 18 September   Time: 08:30

Workshop [WS]: Twin pregnancies: from routine screening to surgical intervention [in partnership with SMFM]
A session in partnership with the Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. This session includes the debate: To do or not to do: laser photocoagulation for the diagnosis of TRAP and TAPS in monochorionic twins. When and why? 
Speakers: Prof. Liesbeth Lewi, Dr Magdalena Sanz Cortes
Date: Sunday 18 September   Time: 16:05

Oral communication [OC]: Updates on artificial placenta development, spina bifida repair and other advances in the field
Abstracts session that will include the latest research papers from leading professionals in the field.
Date: Sunday 18 September   Time: 09:20

Review our detailed program of plenaries, workshops, masterclasses here.


Supplement your learning

Paradigm-shifting indications on fetal surgery

Fetal surgey is a relatively new field which requires high levels of technology and a multidisciplinary approach. Dr Magda Sanz-Cortes discusses the paradigm-shifting indications, or simply, the fundamental changes in the basic concepts and experimental practices on fetal surgeries.


Basic Training resources


Patient Information leaflets


UOG articles


Learning modules

Nov 13, 2021

Quantifying severity of CDH by ultrasound and MR

Nov 13, 2021

Results of the FETO trial

Jan 17, 2021

The current state of the art the and potential future for fetal surgery

Dr Magda Sanz-Cortes in conversation with Prof. Jan Deprest, Prof. Yves Ville, Prof. Kurt Hecher and Dr Eduard Gratacos

Nov 17, 2020

Fetal surgery in the current era and moving forward

VISUOG chapters

Apr 10, 2017 Page

Diaphragmatic hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a fetal defect associated with a higher risk of mortality due to pulmonary hypertension and lung hypoplasia. Fetal diagnosis is based on demonstration of an abnormality in the thoracic view. Prognosis is based on evaluation of the lung size in the contralateral side of the hernia.

Oct 18, 2018 Page

Sacrococcygeal teratoma

Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a rare tumor probably developing from the pluripotent cells of Hensen’s node, anteriorly to the coccyx. It may be visible on ultrasound as early as in the first trimester as a fairly large mass arising from the sacrococcygeal area, with or without a visible intrapelvic component.

Apr 10, 2017 Page

Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a defect of the vertebral arches. Most frequently the cavity of the neural tube is open. In a minority of cases the defect is closed by the overlying skin. Open spina bifida results in a U-shaped defect of the vertebrae in the axial plane, and is associated with typical cranial signs and clubfoot.


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