spinal dysraphism


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spinal dysraphism

a general term used to describe a collection of congenital abnormalities that include defects in the vertebrae, and spinal cord or nerve roots.

spi·nal dys·raph·ism

(spī'năl dis-rāf'izm)
A general term used to describe a collection of congenital abnormalities that include defects in the vertebrae and underlying spine or nerve roots.
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While the vast majority of WT cases with spinal cord compression are explained by metastasis to the spinal canal (bone, extradural or intradural metastasis), we report the first case of contiguous spreading from the primary tumor through the neural foramina in a child devoid of spinal dysraphism. This case could be explained by the extrarenal origin of the nephroblastoma.
Conclusion: Spinal dysraphism is the most common cause of neurogenic bladder in children up to 15 years of age and myelomeningocele, meningocele and sacral agenesis comprised more than 60% of such cases.
Diffuse hypertrichosis and faun-tail naevus as cutaneous markers of spinal dysraphism. Clin Exp Dermatol.
Results: All 74 (100%) patients suspected of spinal dysraphism showed one or multiple abnormalities out of the whole spectrum on plain MRI spine.
Patients who presented with various neurological problems and skin stigmata suspicious of spinal dysraphism.
There was no evidence of myelomeningocele or other types of spinal dysraphism or segmental abnormalities (Figures 1(c) and 1(d)).
It is often related to spinal dysraphism or occasionally occurs as a result of repeated lumbar punctures.
The open system of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation resulting from open spinal dysraphism (with fluid production in the ventricular system and passage down and out through the spinal defect) is thought to play a central role in hindbrain descent and subsequent hydrocephalus.
Rehabilitation of children with spinal dysraphism. Neurosurg Clin N Am 1995;6:393-412.
Spinal dysraphism (or spina bifida) Myelomeningocele
Advanced imaging technology in recent decades has allowed more thorough investigation of these patients and better defined the association of such lesions with spinal dysraphism and tethered spinal cord.