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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Multiple neural tube defects in the same patient with no neurological deficit


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, AIIMS, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Tungaria
Department of Neurosurgery, New MRA-208, SGPGIMS campus, Rai Bareli Road, Lucknow
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.66677

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Congenital deformities involving the coverings of the nervous system are called neural tube defects (NTDs). NTD can be classified as neurulation defects, which occur by stage 12, and postneurulation defects. Cervical meningocele and myelomeningocele are rare spinal dysraphic lesions. Unlike lumbosacral dysraphic lesions, there is often no neurologic deficits and thus the subtle features of cervical cord tethering may be overlooked on imaging. The presence of meningomyelocele and/or encephaloceles at multiple (two or more) sites along the vertebral axis is a very rare event occurring in <1% of cases. Less than 10 cases have been described in the published literature. We are reporting a case of multiple NTD in same patient with no neurological deficit.






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