Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Patients with Myelomeningocele

Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Patients with Myelomeningocele

Author Cavalheiro, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva da Costa, Marcos Devanir Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moron, Antonio Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leonard, Jeffrey Google Scholar
Abstract Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a costly lifetime disease with many comorbidities, including sensory and motor lower limb disability, bladder/bowel dysfunction, scoliosis, club foot, and hydrocephalus. MMC treatment options have changed over time because routine use of fetal ultrasonography and MRI has provided prenatal diagnosis and the potential for fetal surgery. There is still no consensus on how to treat the MMC diagnoses prenatally, mainly related to the infrastructure required to operate on pregnant patients. This article provides an overview of prenatal and postnatal MMC repair and the features in the prenatal diagnosis.
Keywords Myelomeningocele
Fetal surgery
Spina bifida
Hydrocephalus
Chiari II malformation
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Language English
Date 2017
Published in Neurosurgery Clinics Of North America. Philadelphia, v. 28, n. 3, p. 439-+, 2017.
ISSN 1042-3680 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc
Extent 439-+
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2017.02.005
Access rights ACESSO RESTRITO
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000404503300015
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/53596

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