Complications after myelomeningocele repair: CSF leak and retethering



  • This chapter summarizes the common complications associated with myelomeningocele closure. Although cerebrospinal fluid leak and spinal cord tethering/fixation at the closure site and the most common problems, other issues can occur (inclusion dermoids and unrecognized hemimyelia). Appreciation and prevention of these problems is addressed.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780323510509
  • Start Page

  • 178
  • End Page

  • 183