A Registry to Follow Long-Term Outcomes for Mother and Child Pairs After Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida


About this study

The purpose of this study is to form a registry of data on the long term physical and mental health outcomes of the mother and child following fetal surgical repair for spina bifida.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Any woman undergoing evaluation for maternal-fetal surgery for myelomeningocele will be included for screening
  • If eligible and has the surgery after 12/15/2010, information from surgery will be collected 
  • Informed consent to collect this information will be done at their surgical evaluation visit
  • If not able to be consented at this visit, they will be called and consented verbally

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mauro Schenone, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Debra Rundquist R.N.

(507) 284-5096


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