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Title: Segmental spinal cord hypoplasia and meningocele with preservation of medullary function: case report
Authors: Buyse, Geert ×
Van Calenbergh, Frank
Choux, Maurice
Demaerel, Philippe
Sciot, Raphael
Verpoorten, Carla #
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Series Title: Surgical neurology vol:59 issue:6 pages:505-7; discussion 508
Abstract: BACKGROUND: In very rare dysraphic cases, it is not clear whether the primary abnormalities are in the neural elements, or in the bony elements. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a case of segmental hypoplasia of the spinal cord, with absent nerve roots in the afflicted segments, and associated meningocele and vertebral abnormalities. We illustrate the arguments for and against the classification of this lesion either as an atypical case of myelomeningocele (MMC) or as a mild case of segmental spinal dysgenesis (SSD). CONCLUSIONS: Possibly, in this exceptional case, the primary defect is in the neural tissue like in more usual cases of MMC and not in the spine, like in segmental spinal dysgenesis.
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ISSN: 0090-3019
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Radiology
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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