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 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-10

Open neural tube defects in COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of 26 neonatal patients in a tertiary care center


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Neonatology, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dattatraya Muzumdar
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Acharya Donde Marg, Parel East, Parel, Mumbai 400012, Maharashtra.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_126_21

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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected and disrupted medical practice all over the world since December 2019 till date. This has affected the pediatric surgical practice in general and neurosurgical practice in particular. An analysis of 26 neonatal patients with open neural tube defects who underwent surgery in the neurosurgery department at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEM), Mumbai during the period of March 2020 till December 2020 is presented. The cumulative experience and challenges encountered in the comprehensive management of these cohort of patients in the difficult period of the pandemic is discussed in accordance with relevant literature on the subject.






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