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Meningomyelocele and progressive hydromyelia. Progressive paresis in myelodysplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1099175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five cases of myelodysplasia with progressive paraparesis are presented. Three of the five patients developed spasticity, but dissociated sensory loss and loss of sphincter control was not a prominent feature. All were found to have compensated hydrocephalus and extensive communicating hydromyelia. The use of myelography and ventriculography in the diagnosis of hydromyelia is discussed. Ventricular drainage led to clinical improvement in two cases and radiological improvement in one. The relationship of compensated hydrocephalus, meningomyelocele, and progressive hydromyelia postnatally may support the hydrodynamic hypothesis of myelodysplasia.
P V Hall; R L Campbell; J E Kalsbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1975 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-04     Completed Date:  1975-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hydrocephalus / complications,  etiology
Meningomyelocele / complications*,  pathology
Paralysis / etiology*
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Cord Diseases / complications*
Spinal Dysraphism / complications*

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