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Cervical meningocele in association with spinal abnormalities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14615896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CASE REPORT: This case report presents a newborn baby girl, who was diagnosed at birth with a mid-cervical meningocele. Further radiographic workup by MRI revealed co-existing thoracic diplomyelia and bilateral tethered cords. At birth the patient was found to be neurologically intact. Surgery was performed at 4 months of age, the patient undergoing simultaneous repair of the cervical meningocele, exploration of the diplomyelia, and release of the tethered cords bilaterally. Long-term follow-up revealed an ambulating patient with no bowel or bladder incontinence, who has developed well for her chronological age so far.
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE: A review of the literature relevant to this case is also presented.
Carlos H Feltes; Kostas N Fountas; Vassilios G Dimopoulos; Ana I Escurra; Angel Boev; Effie Z Kapsalaki; Joe Sam Robinson; E Christopher Troup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2003-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-03     Completed Date:  2004-08-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningocele / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Neural Tube Defects / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Spinal Dysraphism / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Childs Nerv Syst. 2005 Jan;21(1):4-5; author reply 6   [PMID:  15455250 ]

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