Baby operated on while in womb
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Surgeons operate on baby inside womb

Doctors have used keyhole surgery to correct a baby's spine while he was still inside the womb.

A 20-week scan found Jaxson Sharp from Horsham, West Sussex, had spina bifida.

Surgeons used a technique called fetoscopy to operate - the first time an procedure of its kind has been carried out in the UK.

Medics said the measure was "not a cure" but could significantly improve the quality of Jaxson's life growing up.

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  • 17 May 2019