Surgery

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SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

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In terms of secondary outcomes, children in the prenatal surgery group were more likely to be able to walk without crutches or other orthotic devices, compared with the postnatal surgery group (21% vs.
Approximately one-third of the women in the prenatal surgery group showed uterine thinning or an area of dehiscence at the time of delivery.
Future studies will include whether the children in the prenatal surgery group remain free of shunts, maintain improved motor function, and require fewer procedures, compared with the postnatal group.
Although the results are promising, it is important to be cautious in generalizing the success of prenatal surgery for myelomeningoceles to a wider population, Dr.
Major Finding: Death or the need for a shunt was significantly less likely in the prenatal surgery group, compared with the postnatal surgery group (68% vs.