Myelomeningocele


Definition

Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

Physical examination

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Spinal cord hemorrhage
  2. Spinal cord infarction
  3. Neonatal meningitis
  4. Spinal epidural abscess

Treatment

  1. Immediate treatment
  2. Complications

Management

  1. Pediatrician must coordinate of care for the child with myelomeningocele
  2. Neurosurgery
  3. Other

Prognosis

  1. Depends strongly on care decisions
  2. Majority of children have normal intelligence