Funding sources: None
Fetal neural tube defects in pregnant women previously submitted to bariatric surgery: more attention to a new emerging entity
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 196–197, February 2013
How to Cite
Pelizzo, G., Nakib, G., Alfei, A., Iasci, A., Cena, H., Locatelli, D., Mosconi, M., Zappoli, F. and Calcaterra, V. (2013), Fetal neural tube defects in pregnant women previously submitted to bariatric surgery: more attention to a new emerging entity. Prenat. Diagn., 33: 196–197. doi: 10.1002/pd.4023
Conflicts of interest: None declared
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2012
What's already known about this topic?
- The pathogenesis of neural tube defects is multifactorial.
What does this study add?
- Although the pathogenesis of neural tube defects is certainly multifactorial, malnutrition after bariatric surgery has to be considered a major risk factor. Women who have undergone bariatric procedure must receive nutritional counselling before and after conception.