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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-143

Jarcho-Levin syndrome with diastematomyelia : A case report and review of literature

Department of Neurosurgery, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal Medical College and Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Ritesh Kansal
Department of Neurosurgery, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion (W), Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.92843

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Jarcho-Levin syndrome (JLS) is a type of segmental costovertebral malformation. It is a congenital disorder characterized by a variety of vertebral and costal anomalies. Only four cases of Jarcho-Levin syndrome with diastematomyelia have been reported in the literature. We report the fifth case of Jarcho-Levin syndrome with diastematomyelia and review the literature. A one-and-half-year-old male child born of full-term normal delivery was brought with complaints of progressively increasing weakness in lower limbs with inability to stand since 1 month. Radiological examination revealed irregular fusion of ribs, spina bifida, and diastematomyelia at L2-L3 vertebral level. The patient underwent L1 to L3 laminectomy. A large bony spur was identified and excised with microrongeurs. Spondylocostal dysplasia may be associated with diastematomyelia or other surgically correctable occult intraspinal anomalies which may be diagnosed in early asymptomatic stage by magnetic resonance image screening of spine.


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