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The orthopaedic management of myelomeningocoele

Philip Henman

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013007

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The orthopaedic management of myelomeningocoele

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Myelomeningocoele is a congenital failure of neural tube development

Hydrocephalus is a common association

Multidisciplinary management is important

An alteration in neurological status requires further investigation

Beware the insensate skin

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Neonatology

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