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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-239

Diastematomyelia with hemimyelomeningocele: An exceptional and complex spinal dysraphism

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Deepak Kumar Singh
Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow - 226 010, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.165665

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Variations in split cord malformation (SCM) have been described earlier. However, a true hemimyelomeningocele (HMM) as only congenital malformation is extremely rare and is reported infrequently in published literature. We are reporting the case of a 3-month-old girl child who presented with a swelling on the lower back since birth. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a type 1 SCM with right hemicord forming a HMM. Precise diagnosis and thorough anatomical detail of dysraphism is essential for optimal, individualized neurosurgical management.


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