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Hydrosyringomyelia and diastematomyelia detected by MRI in myelomeningocele.
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PMID:  1388414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine in 45 patients with myelomeningocele revealed hydrosyringomyelia in 24 and diastematomyelia in two. No patient at initial imaging manifested symptoms referable to hydrosyringomyelia; both patients with diastematomyelia had flaccid lower extremities. One patient developed an upper extremity monoparesis which resolved with syringo-peritoneal shunt placement; no other patient manifested symptoms or required surgery. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction produced reversible distention of the syrinx in another patient who remained asymptomatic.
G N Breningstall; S M Marker; D E Tubman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics (Neurology and Infectious Disease), Park Nicollet Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Meningomyelocele / diagnosis*,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Spina Bifida Occulta / diagnosis*,  surgery
Spinal Cord / pathology
Syringomyelia / diagnosis*,  surgery
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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