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Hemimyelomeningocele: a rare and complex spinal dysraphism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19051939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of hemimyelomeningocele. This is a rare spinal dysraphism, consisting of the association of a split cord malformation with myelomeningocele. MRI demonstrates division of the spinal cord into two hemicords which are separated by a bony spur. The left hemicord forms a myelomeningocele, thus resulting in a hemimyelomeningocele. Accurate and early diagnosis of spinal dysraphisms is essential for optimal, individualised neurosurgical treatment.
L Jans; P Vlummens; S Van Damme; K Verstraete; L Abernethy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JBR-BTR : organe de la Société royale belge de radiologie (SRBR) = orgaan van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Radiologie (KBVR)     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0302-7430     ISO Abbreviation:  JBR-BTR     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-04     Completed Date:  2009-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888280     Medline TA:  JBR-BTR     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Headache / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningomyelocele / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Rare Diseases
Spinal Cord / pathology,  surgery
Spinal Dysraphism / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery

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