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Accessory limb with myelomeningocele: a rare case challenging previously held beliefs.
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PMID:  24881034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: There have been previous reports of intra-scapular limbs associated with a closed spina bifida and this has led to a causative theory. It is thought that these dysraphic appendages could not occur with defects of primary neurulation.
CASE: The authors present a rare case of this abnormality associated with a large open myelomeningocele in a 6-day-old infant presenting to a paediatric neurosurgical hospital in Uganda. The appendage was removed and the spina bifida closed. There was significant stigma associated with such abnormality in this region.
DISCUSSION: The first reported co-existence of these two lesions challenges previously held beliefs regarding the embryological origin of intra-scapular dysraphic appendage.
Authors:
Christopher Parks; John Mugamba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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