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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of the congenital dislocated spine: a case report.
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PMID:  12544944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case of congenital dislocated spine diagnosed by prenatal sonography is reported. OBJECTIVES: To report the first documented case of prenatal diagnosis, to point out the characteristic features of prenatal sonography of congenital dislocation of the spine, and to show the results of a careful management of birth in cases of congenital dislocated spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The congenital dislocated spine consists of an anterior defect in formation of the vertebrae with a displaced vertebra and angulation of the neural canal. Instability and the consequent possibility of neurologic damage are the major features of this rare entity. Early intervention is essential to prevent an irreparable neurologic deficit. METHODS: Pre- and postnatal imaging was reviewed. Early postnatal treatment is described. RESULTS: Prenatal diagnosis of the congenital dislocated spine can be detected with sonography and confirmed by radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. CONCLUSIONS: Prenatal diagnosis of the congenital dislocated spine is of the utmost importance for parental counseling and obstetrical management.
Jérôme Sales de Gauzy; Franck Accadbled; Marie-France Sarramon; Jean-Philippe Cahuzac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-24     Completed Date:  2003-02-05     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E41-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Toulouse, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / congenital,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / radiography,  ultrasonography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Diseases / congenital,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Spine / abnormalities,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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