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Fetology Textbook by Dr. Crombleholme

Dr. Crombleholme, author of Fetology, instructs other surgeons in an operating room.

Widely regarded as the preeminent source of information in the field, Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient (2nd edition) is a comprehensive examination of the diagnosis and treatment of fetal conditions within pediatric surgery and maternal-fetal medicine. The book provides a multidisciplinary approach to the implications of a fetal sonographic or chromosomal diagnosis.

This expansive volume has been praised nationally by health professionals as the gold standard resource in this growing field.

'Fetology' author leads team at Colorado Fetal Care Center

The Colorado Fetal Care Center is honored to have one of the textbook's authors, the nationally renowned fetal surgeon Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, serve as its Director and as head of its skilled team of fetal surgeons.

Fetology started as collaboration between Dr. Crombleholme, Dr. Mary D'Alton and Dr. Diana Bianchi with the intent of viewing fetology through the lens of integrative team care. Since its publication, health professionals have turned to the textbook for guidance in making diagnoses, counseling patients, and providing services or referrals based on its in-depth information and fulsome review. The textbook is directed at general obstetricians, perinatologists, genetic counselors, neonatologists, pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and pediatric surgeons, as well as parents seeking advice on fetal findings provided by their physician.

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Praise for 'Fetology'

The cover of Dr. Crombleholme's textbook Fetology with a picture of a baby inside the womb.

The New England Journal of Medicine calls Fetology “a single source of relevant, critically reviewed data, along with therapeutic guidance.” The Journal praises the volume for its balanced and scholarly analysis and straightforward approach to the challenging nature of fetal diagnosis and management.

From its review:

"The three authors of Fetology represent the subspecialties of genetics, pediatric surgery, and maternal-fetal medicine, which probably accounts for the well-balanced approach to each anomaly and the fact that the information in all the subsections of each chapter is equally strong. The authors, all recognized experts in their fields, are the very best type of consultants; they combine an academic approach to the analysis of data and an objective review of controversial areas with knowledge gained firsthand by caring for patients. Thus, the reader learns both what the research says and what these experienced clinicians would do. An added bonus is that the book is written clearly, in one voice, and follows Einstein's dictum that "things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler."

"… In summary, this is a well-written, easy-to-use reference book that fills a well-defined need. It is interesting enough to read straight through but well organized enough to read a chapter at a time. Those of us who have had the experience of spending hours trying to find the latest diagnostic and therapeutic information on a relatively rare anomaly, only to come up short, will be grateful that this book is on our shelves.”

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