Skeletal maturity in myelomeningocele
. J Pediatr Orthop.
The neural tube defect affects around 1 in 1,000 babies, and the little girl was diagnosed with the most severe form of the disease, Myelomeningocele
Eight-year-old girl was diagnosed with thoracolumbar myelomeningocele
at the time of birth at the external center and she underwent corrective surgery within 48 hours of birth.
Holoprosencephaly, encephalocele, myelomeningocele
, dysplastic calvaria, agenesis of the corpus callosum, ventriculomegaly, Arnold-Chiari malformation, omphalocele, gastroschisis, low nasal bridge, exophthalmia, heart defects, and renal agenesis are the other described associated abnormalities (7,11).
The Northumberland youngster was born with myelomeningocele
spina bifida but does not let it slow her down.
(1) Twenty percent of cases of clubfoot have been attributed to syndromes including distal arthrogryposis, amniotic band syndrome, myelomeningocele
, congenital myotonic dystrophy, trisomy 18, and chromosome 22q11 deletion.
Clinics that care for adolescents with chronic diagnoses requiring pediatric clinic follow up, such as cystic fibrosis (Gravelle, Paone, Davidson, & Chilvers, 2015), congenital heart defect (Mackie et al., 2014), and myelomeningocele
(Sawin et al., 2014), are faced with transitioning adolescents/young adults (AYAs) to adult practitioners for continued care.
The topics include managing acute hydrocephalus, chemical thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke, summary and synopsis of the Brain Trauma Foundation Head Injury Guidelines, athletic injuries and their differential diagnosis, penetrating injuries of peripheral nerves, and the perinatal management of a child born with a myelomeningocele
. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The etiology of 1021 patients include myelomeningocele
(794 patient), congenital (165 patient) and intraventricular haemorrhage (62 patient).
The birth defect, known as Myelomeningocele
, is the rarest and severe form of spina bifida, wherein the spinal cord and nerve endings of the newborn were exposed and protruding out of the body.