Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
TECHNICAL REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 349--351

Split cord malformation type 1 (bony spur) excision using microrongeur


Dattatraya Muzumdar, Hardik Darji 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Seth GS Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dattatraya Muzumdar
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
India

Split cord malformation is well documented and reported in various case series and reports in the literature. The excision of bony spur in type 1 split cord malformation is challenging due to the intricate pathologic anatomy. The standard method advocated is to excise the bony spur with the help of a high-speed microdrill and a forward cutting punch. We describe a novel method of using fine-tipped slender microrongeur, which can negotiate the narrow confines harboring the bony spur and protect the adjacent hemicords. The surgical nuances are detailed and discussed.


How to cite this article:
Muzumdar D, Darji H. Split cord malformation type 1 (bony spur) excision using microrongeur.J Pediatr Neurosci 2020;15:349-351


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Muzumdar D, Darji H. Split cord malformation type 1 (bony spur) excision using microrongeur. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 13 ];15:349-351
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