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A study of deaths and handicap in a consecutive series of spina bifida treated unselectively from birth.
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PMID:  6232775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a consecutive series of spina bifida operated unselectively at birth 62% reached the twelfth birthday and 54% could be expected to reach the nineteenth. Many of the most severely affected cases survived; if they died the cause was usually renal failure. Bronchopneumonia was the main cause of death in infants and hydrocephalus in the older children. Girls outnumbered boys by 1:1.3 and, although they were more severely affected, their survival equalled the boys'. Awareness of the high survival rate which results from the treatment of spina bifida is important for the parents of a newborn baby. It is also a prerequisite in planning provision for the young adult.
G M Hunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie : organ der Deutschen, der Schweizerischen und der Osterreichischen Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie = Surgery in infancy and childhood     Volume:  38 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0174-3082     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Kinderchir     Publication Date:  1983 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-21     Completed Date:  1984-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103794     Medline TA:  Z Kinderchir     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Disabled Persons
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus / mortality
Infant, Newborn
Life Expectancy*
Patient Care Planning
Pulmonary Embolism / mortality
Quality of Life
Seizures / mortality
Sensory Thresholds
Spina Bifida Occulta / surgery*

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