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Meningomyelocele associated with cranium bifidum: rare coexistence of two major malformations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8252518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of lumbosacral meningomyelocele associated with cranium bifidum are reported. The meningomyeloceles were of the neural placode type and the cranium bifidum was an interfrontal encephalomeningocele in all cases. Two of the patients received ventriculoperitoneal shunts and had evidence of type II Chiari malformation on magnetic resonance imaging. No evidence of a Chiari malformation was revealed in the third patient. We discuss the etiology of the rare coexistence of these two major malformations.
S Anegawa; T Hayashi; R Torigoe; T Hashimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-11     Completed Date:  1994-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Kurume, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications,  pathology,  surgery
Bone Transplantation
Follow-Up Studies
Frontal Bone / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningomyelocele / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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