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Neural Tube Defects

Lewis B. Holmes

in Common Malformations

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Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195136029
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975167 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195136029.003.0018
Neural Tube Defects

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This chapter covers the following Neural Tube Defects: ANENCEPHALY, CLOACAL EXSTROPHY, ENCEPHALOCELE, INIENCEPHALY, LIPOMYELOMENINGOCELE, MENINGOCELE, and MYELOMENINGOCELE. The chapter includes information on definition, appearance, associated malformations, developmental defect, prevalence, genetic factors, environmental factors, treatment and prognosis, and genetic counselling.

Chapter.  27173 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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