Todd Hankinson

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Meningomyelocele in the Neonate

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure you're patient has myelomeningocele? What are the typical findings for this disease? Myelomeningocele is an open neural tube defect resulting from failure of proper neural tube closure during primary neurulation. As a result, the overlying dorsal mesenchymal elements (i.e. skin, muscle, bone) do not form,…

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