Foetus lung surgery success 'a first'
15 March 2012 Last updated at 00:40 GMT
Nearly two years after the proceeding, a Spanish a medical team announced they have successfully performed an operation in the lung of a foetus.
According to doctors from two hospitals in Barcelona, this type of surgery had never been successful before.
Little Alaitz is now 16-months old and lives in Spain.
Eric Camara reports.