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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-137

Split notochord syndrome associated with dorsal neuroenteric fistula: A rare entity

Department of Pediatric Surgery, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Punit Srivastava
Department of Pediatric Surgery, IMS, BHU, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.76112

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Split notochord syndrome (SNS) is an extremely rare congenital malformation associated with anomalies of the vertebral column, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. Twenty cases of SNS associated with dorsal enteric fistula have been reported in literature till date. The present report describes a unique case of SNS associated with lumbosacral meningomyelocele, dorsal neuroenteric fistula and dorsal herniation of right kidney along with vessels. The neonate was well managed by excision of enteric fistula, closure of duramater of meningomyelocele and repair of posterior wall hernia after placement of kidney in renal fossa. This kind of entity is uncommon and not been reported earlier.


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