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Our SLUCare Physician Group specialists evaluate and treat a variety of fetal conditions related to the head and spine. By using innovative technology, our team of experts can diagnose these conditions in the womb so you – and your baby – get the specialized care you need.

Chiari Malformation

If your baby has a chiari malformation, our multidisciplinary team will support you and your little one before and after birth.

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Our team follows the most advanced protocols to treat hydrocephalus, giving your baby the best possible care and start in life.

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While there is no cure for microcephaly, with the right care, children with this condition can continue to develop and thrive.

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Our expert team is one of the most experienced in the country at caring for babies with this form of spina bifida.

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Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are treatable and the most common surgical birth defects, occurring in 1 in 600 births nationally.

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What to Expect at Your Visit

A family's journey at the Cardinal Glennon St. Louis Fetal Care Institute starts with a call from the patient or a referring physician.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Chiari Malformation - A crowding of the structures at the base of the baby's brain, near the spinal canal.
  • Cleft Lip & Palate - The two plates of the skull that form the roof of the mouth are not completely joined.
  • Hydrocephalus - Cerebrospinal fluid circulation is impaired, resulting in a build-up of fluid and pressure on the brain.
  • Microcephaly - The development of the brain slows down, or in rare cases stops growing in the womb or after delivery.
  • Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida) - The spinal cord fails to close during development causing damage to the spinal nerves.

Families Come to Us Looking for Answers, and We Help Find Them.

To request a second opinion, schedule an appointment or receive more information, call us at 314-268-4037 or toll free at 877-SSM-FETL (877-776-3385). We’re available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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