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The Great Defender » PRENATAL SURGERY

Noel Tulipan, M.D., Kyle Mangels, M.D., and Joseph Bruner, M.D., performed a pioneering surgery  on a fetus with spina bifida at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1998. The surgery later became part of a seven-year landmark study, which ended in 2010. Photo by Anne Rayner.

Noel Tulipan, M.D., Kyle Mangels, M.D., and Joseph Bruner, M.D., performed a pioneering surgery on a fetus with spina bifida at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1998. The surgery later became part of a seven-year landmark study, which ended in 2010. Photo by Anne Rayner.

From left, Dr. Noel Tulipan, a pediatric neurosurgeon, repairs spina bifida defect in an unborn fetus with the assistance of Dr. Kyle Mangles and Dr. Joseph Bruner at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in July 1998.
(PHOTO BY ANNE RAYNER, MEDICAL ART GROUP, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER)