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Technique for closure of myelomeningocele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6986239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Closure of a myelomeningocele should be based on an understanding of the altered anatomy. Reconstruction of the defect, including the form of the spinal cord, is dependent on this understanding. Assuming the exposed neural plaque is potentially functional tissue is the principle reason for preserving all neural tissue and for anatomical reconstruction of the spinal cord. Closure of the central canal of the spinal cord and suspension of neural tissue in a pia-arachnoid lined CSF compartment establishes a more normal microenvironment. It is hoped that this closure will prevent adhesion of neural elements to the closure and subsequent tethering of the spinal cord later in the child's life.
D G McLone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's brain     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0302-2803     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Brain     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-17     Completed Date:  1980-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505428     Medline TA:  Childs Brain     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dura Mater / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Meningomyelocele / pathology,  surgery*
Microsurgery / methods
Spinal Canal / surgery
Spinal Nerves / surgery
Suture Techniques

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