Myelomeningocele

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
closure of myelomeningocele defects using a limberg flap or direct repair. "closure of myelomeningocele defects using a limberg flap or direct repair.", by Shim JH, Hwang NH, Yoon ES, Dhong ES, Kim DW, Kim SD. F2: Two Limberg flaps(A) Two Limberg flaps were planned to be placed in a patient with a myelomeningocele defect. (B) A magnetic resonance image showing kyphosis of the thoracic spine and myelomeningocele. Note that the...

Myelomeningocele is an abnormality in which the backbone and spinal canal do not shut before birth. Normally, throughout the first month of a maternity, the two sides of the baby's spinal column collaborate to cover the spinal cord, spine nerves, and meninges. The developing brain and back now are called the neural tube. Spina bifida refers to any abnormality in which the neural tube in the area of the back fails to shut totally. Myelomeningocele is a neural tube issue in which the bones of the back do not entirely form. The spinal cord remains in position; Other hereditary disorders or birth defects might additionally exist in a child with myelomeningocele. Folic acid is vital for development of brain and spinal cord. Future children in that family have a higher risk than the basic population if a child is birthed with myelomeningocele.

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