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Myelomeningocele, Chiari Malformation

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

Spina bifida or spinal dysraphism refers to a congenital neural tube defect caused by failure of spine posterior arch closure. These can be classified as open, presenting an overlying skin defect with exposure of neural tissue and closed so that the neural tissue is covered by the skin. The most important defect is myelomeningocele, which accounts for more than 90% of open spinal dysraphisms and is associated with neurological defects.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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