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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1973;2(1): 101-106.
A Case of Myelomeningocele with Associated Anomalies.
Bong Arm Rhee, Tae Hi Han, Chi Ryul Kim, Young Woo Lee, Bong Hwan Song
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Busan National University, Korea.
We were recently encountered a cases of newborn infant with a congenital lumbar mass with associated anomalies which proved to be quite bizarre. This case if presented with review of the literatures because we were seldom able to find a cases of myelomeningocele as usual, interesting as this. A 15 day-old infant, the product of full term, was admitted to Busan National University Hospital on May 26th, 1972, because of a large pedunculated lumbar mass without any neurologic deficits. The tumor mass was translucent, flabby, infected and increased in tension when the infant cried. Chest film showed the underdeveloped with agenesis and fork rib in right upper 5 ribs and narrowed intercostal spaces between right 5,6,7 and 8th ribs. Right scapula was higher in position of axis. Total spine films showed non-fusion pattern of 3rd and 4rh thoracic vertebral bodies with cleft vertebrae, scoliosis in upper thoracic region, widening of lumbar canal, a large soft tissue mass overlying the abdominal region and hypoplasia of the spinous process at 4th lumbar vertebra. The sac of myelomeningocele was repaired successfully. He has regularly been followed up in the out-patient after discharge and has remained well. Repeated neurologic examination performed after discharge showed no neurologic deficits. We feel our present case will be of added interest.
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