The history of the surgical repair of spina bifida.

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  • INTRODUCTION: The history of surgical spina bifida repair has seen many successes and failures. Many early surgeons attempted treatment of open spina bifida defects before a clear understanding of the disease process or pathology had been discovered. CONCLUSIONS: The attempts, while often fruitless, served to better our understanding of the disease and represent stepping-stones to the treatment we successfully use today. The present paper reviews the history of the surgical treatment of myelomeningoceles.
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  • History, 17th Century, History, 18th Century, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, Humans, Neurosurgery, Spinal Dysraphism
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    Author List

  • McClugage SG; Watanabe K; Shoja MM; Loukas M; Tubbs RS; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 1693
  • End Page

  • 1700
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 10