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Double Meningomyelocele: Unusual Case

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A full-term newborn boy was born with 2 meningomyelocele defects. The first one was a 2.5×2 cm defect located in the upper dorsal area and the other defect was a 12×10 cm defect in the lower dorsal-lumbosacral area. Neurological examination of the lower extremities showed paraplegia with hypotonia. Lesions were operated upon and closed by advancement flaps. Clinical and intraoperative findings of this extremely rare case are discussed.
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Keywords: embryogenesis; meningomyelocele; spina bifida

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Departments of Neurosurgery 2: General Surgery, Al Bashir Governmental Hospital, Amman, Jordan 3: Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication date: November 1, 2015

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