Neurosurgical management of patients with lumbosacral myeloschisis

Takato Morloka, Kimiaki Hashiguchi, Nobutaka Mukae, Tetsuro Sayama, Tomio Sasaki

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Abstract

Myeloschisis is the most serious and complex congenital anomaly in spina bifida manifesta (cystica). However, with improvements in medical care and increased understanding of its pathophysiology, the associated long-term morbidity and mortality rates have been significantly reduced. This article reviews various issues associated with the neurosurgical management of patients with myeloschisis, such as perinatal management, repair surgery for myeloschisis, neurosurgical management of hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation type II, tethered cord syndrome and epilepsy, and intrauterine fetal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-876
Number of pages7
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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