Occult Spinal Dysraphism

  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • Rod J. Oskouian
  • Jeffrey P. Blount
  • W. Jerry Oakes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Chad J. Jensen, Marc Vetter, Paul J. Choi, Rod J. Oskouian, R. Shane Tubbs
    Pages 1-16
  3. Mark S. Dias, Elias B. Rizk
    Pages 17-58
  4. Jeffrey P. Blount, Zachary G. Wright
    Pages 59-68
  5. Jaspreet Johal, Charlotte Wilson, R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 69-79
  6. Erfanul Saker, Charlotte Wilson, R. Shane Tubbs
    Pages 81-98
  7. Irene Kim, W. Jerry Oakes
    Pages 99-114
  8. Bermans J. Iskandar, Steve C. Amaefuna
    Pages 151-164
  9. Zachary G. Wright, Curtis J. Rozzelle
    Pages 165-173
  10. Deepak Khatri, Jayesh Sardhara, Mukesh Shukla, Arun K. Srivastava, Sanjay Behari
    Pages 175-191
  11. Jeffrey P. Blount, Esther Dupepe
    Pages 193-208
  12. Brandon G. Rocque
    Pages 209-218
  13. Cameron Schmidt, R. Shane Tubbs
    Pages 219-232
  14. Nidal B. Omar, James M. Johnston Jr.
    Pages 233-241
  15. Krista Greenan, David Mirsky, Todd C. Hankinson
    Pages 243-264
  16. Mohammad W. Kassem, R. Shane Tubbs
    Pages 289-303
  17. Amy K. Bruzek, Cormac O. Maher
    Pages 305-310
  18. Jeffrey P. Blount
    Pages 311-324
  19. Victoria J. Jones, Nicholas D. E. Greene, Andrew J. Copp
    Pages 325-344
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About this book


This volume covers the known details of all subtypes of occult spinal dysraphism in unprecedented detail.  This 21 chapter invaluable resource begins with a deep dive into the history and embryology of occult spinal dysraphisms. Following this, subtypes of occult spinal dysraphism are thoroughly explored ­­— of which include split cord malformations, tethered cord syndromes, adult presentations/outcomes of occult spinal dysraphism, cutaneous stigmata. Chapters will cover the clinical presentation, radiological features, and surgical nuances of each of the occult spinal dysraphisms. Throughout the book, expertly written text is supplemented by a number of high quality figures and tables, as well as a video documenting surgical treatment of type 1 split cord malformation.

By focusing on each entity currently grouped within this topic as a separate chapter, the most up-to-date information will be provided to the reader, making Occult Spinal Dysraphism a must-have resource for students, practitioners and medical professionals involved in treating spinal dsyraphism.


Occult spinal dysraphism Neurological disorders Tethered cord syndrome Split cord malformations Chiari malformations Closed neural tube defects

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
  • Rod J. Oskouian
    • 2
  • Jeffrey P. Blount
    • 3
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 4
  1. 1.Seattle Science FoundationSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Swedish Neuroscience InstituteSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Division of NeurosurgeryChildren’s of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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