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Vol. 19, No. 1, 1993
Issue release date: 1993
Section title: Original Paper
Pediatr Neurosurg 1993;19:25–30
(DOI:10.1159/000120696)

Tethered Spinal Cord in Patients with Anorectal and Urogenital Malformations

Warf B.C. · Scott R.M. · Barnes P.D. · Hendren, III W.H.
Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Surgery, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., USA

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Abstract

We reviewed 26 patients with anorectal or urogenital malformations managed by the neurosurgical service at The Children’s Hospital for tethered spinal cord as diagnosed by spinal MRI. There were 13 patients with cloacal exstrophy, 5 with the Vater association, 3 with imperforate anus, and 5 with other complex anomalies. Tethering spinal cord lesions included myelocystocele, lipomyelomeningocele, and filum lipoma. We review the clinical course, management, correlation of MRI and intraoperative findings, and outcome of the patients, as well as the embryology which underlies the association of these malformations.


Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 3/6/2008

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PNE


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