myelomeningocele


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myelomeningocele

[‚mī·ə·lō·mə′niŋ·gō‚sēl]
(medicine)
Spina bifida with protrusion of the spinal meninges.
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Myelomeningocele in an infant with intrauterine exposure to efavirenz.
Baby Noor has been diagnosed with myelomeningocele (spina bifida aperta) and is tentatively scheduled for surgery on Monday, January 9.
The findings of a series of 43 cases of myelomeningocele repair undertaken at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that in utero surgery "leads to decreased need for ventriculoperitoneal shunting, leads to the slowing or arrest of progressive ventriculomegaly, and results in consistent resolution of hindbrain herniation," the hospital's Dr.
These include a single case of myelomeningocele and a single case of anophthalmia with severe oblique facial clefts and amniotic banding.
Survival and paralysis in open myelomeningocele with special reference to the time of repair of the spinal lesion.
3,4) In myelomeningocele and neurenteric cyst an accompanying sacral defect is usually seen.
Congenital disorders such as myelomeningocele, congenital scoliosis, and clubfoot and polio-related disorders are present in great numbers.
1) Male or female patients with congenital sphincter weakness secondary to conditions such as myelomeningocele or epispadias or with acquired sphincter weakness secondary to spinal cord lesions;
No current treatment can reverse the damage suffered by those born with myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in North America and the most severe form of spina bifida.
Most children who develop symptomatic hydrocephalus do so sometime within the first few days or weeks following myelomeningocele repair, with >80% ultimately requiring a surgical procedure to treat the condition.
Each year she travels to Kenya where she performs a wide spectrum of neurosurgical procedures, operating on problems including myelomeningocele, encephalocele, hydrocephalus, brain and spine tumors and vascular anomalies.
A side from myelomeningocele repair, placental laser ablation in cases of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome is the fetal surgery with the best evidence base and, for now, it's also the most frequently performed fetal surgery, although experts say it's also underused.