Neurosurgical management of occult spinal dysraphism associated with OEIS complex

Takato Morioka, Kimiaki Hashiguchi, Fumiaki Yoshida, Kenichi Matsumoto, Yasushi Miyagi, Shinji Nagata, Takashi Yoshiura, Kouji Masumoto, Tomoaki Taguchi, Tomio Sasaki

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Introduction: OEIS complex has been described as a combination of defects consisting of o mphalocele (O), e xstrophy of the cloaca (E), imperforate anus (I), and s pinal defects (S). As the first three defects are life-threatening and treated on a priority basis, neurosurgical intervention for spinal defects is deferred until recuperation from abdominogenital repair. However, the best timing for neurosurgical operation has not been precisely described. Materials and methods: We reviewed our neurosurgical management of three cases (case 1: myelomeningocele; cases 2 and 3: terminal myelocystocele). At 2-6 (3.6 on average) months after birth, neurosurgical procedures, including reduction of the size of the lumbosacral cystic lesion and untethering of the spinal cord, were performed. Results: During this period, the patients' weights increased from 1,911 to 3,368 g on average, and the lumbosacral cystic lesion was markedly enlarged. In all cases, no neurological deterioration was seen, and ventriculoperitoneal shunt was not indicated. Conclusion: Thus, neurosurgical procedures can be performed in patients weighing 3-4 kg and/or at an age of 3 months, after confirming recuperated conditions from abdominogenital repair. Careful observation should be made of the size of the lumbosacral cystic lesion and neurological deterioration.

ジャーナルChild's Nervous System
出版ステータス出版済み - 6 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康
  • 臨床神経学


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