Diastematomyelia — Rare and Unusual Features

  • R. L. Gilmor
  • S. Batnitzky
Conference paper


Diastematomyelia is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the spine. Four unusual variations of diastematomyelia are presented. These include (1) double diastematomyelia, (2) adult presentation, (3) diastematomyelia without a septum and unusual termination of two halves of the spinal cord, and (4) recurrence of a fibrous band following removal of an osseous septum.


Spina Bifida Neural Plate Unusual Variation Normal Neurologic Examination Newborn Male 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Gilmor
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Batnitzky
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of RadiologyIndiana University Medical CenterIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Departments of NeurosurgeryIndiana University Medical CenterIndianapolisUSA

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