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Lipomyelomeningocele: prenatal diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3511425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spina bifida is one of the many congenital malformations possibly detectable in utero with ultrasound. Prenatal diagnosis can be useful in planning prompt, appropriate neonatal care of the infant. Lipomyelomeningocele (lipomyeloschisis) is a common subtype of spinal dysraphism. Prognosis for the infant with this skin-covered lesion is very good if appropriate care is provided early. Neonatal resection of these congenital lipomatous tumors is necessary to prevent tethering of the spinal cord that might lead to irreversible neurologic damage if not released. The prenatal ultrasonic appearance of lipomyelomeningocele is illustrated and the clinical presentation, implications, and neonatal neurosurgical care are reviewed.
J W Seeds; F D Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-14     Completed Date:  1986-03-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34S-37S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Lipoma / diagnosis*
Meningomyelocele / diagnosis*
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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