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Split cord malformation in two sisters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12411715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Split cord malformations (SCMs) are uncommon congenital spinal anomalies and are seen mostly in females. SCMs in siblings are extremely rare. We report two sisters with SCM. These 10- and 8-year-old girls were the first and second children, respectively, of nonconsanguineous parents. Both sisters had a hypertrichosis and pes cavus deformity. The first child had a type I SCM and the second a type II SCM. They had additional spinal lesions, with tethering of the spinal cord. They were operated on and showed an uneventful postoperative course. All reported siblings with SCM have been female. The present data are not sufficient to account for the sex predilection. Therefore, further data and knowledge are needed.
Yusuf Erşahin; Omer Kitiş; Kazim Oner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Deformities / pathology*
Hypertrichosis / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord / abnormalities*,  pathology*,  surgery

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