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[Prenatal diagnosis of diastematomyelia and tethered cord - a case report and review of the literature]

Struben, H. and Visca, E. and Holzgreve, W. and Kang, A. and Hetzel, P. and Schneider, J. and Tercanli, S.. (2008) [Prenatal diagnosis of diastematomyelia and tethered cord - a case report and review of the literature]. Ultraschall in der Medizin, Vol. 29, H. 1. pp. 72-76.

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Abstract

Diastematomyelia is a rare form of occult spinal dysraphism. It is characterized by longitudinal clefting and separating of the spinal cord by a bony or fibrous spur. Diastematomyelia is associated with other anomalies, i. e. spina bifida, scoliosis, visceral malformations or anomalies of the overlying skin. Prenatal diagnosis is based on fetal ultrasound supplemented by fetal MRI. We present a case of diastematomyelia and prenatal diagnosis in the 23rd gestational week using routine ultrasound scanning and confirmation by fetal MRI. After vaginal delivery at term, the child's development is normal. Prenatal diagnosis of isolated diastematomyelia is challenging. Management and prognosis are still controversial as only few cases have been reported. Affected fetuses might benefit from early diagnosis enabling surgical intervention before the development of neurological sequelae.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Gynäkologie (Heinzelmann)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Gynäkologie (Heinzelmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Tercanli, Sevgi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Thieme
ISSN:0172-4614
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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