The field of fetal therapy has, by necessity, always involved innovation. This series describes the current state of fetal therapy but also highlights the dramatic innovations that are taking place across the field. Fetal therapy, which began in a few labs most prominently in San Francisco, is now a mature multi-dimensional field. Therapy is offered all over the world and innovation with rigorous study, trials and continued collaboration are clearly the path forward.
Modern fetal surgery—a historical review of the happenings that shaped modern fetal surgery and its practices
Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a narrative review of the history, current practice, and future directions
Development of an artificial placenta for support of premature infants: narrative review of the history, recent milestones, and future innovation
Fetal myelomeningocele repair: a narrative review of the history, current controversies and future directions
The series “Fetal Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Pediatrics without any sponsorship or funding. Eric Jelin and George B. Mychaliska served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.