Hydrocephalus in Children with Myelomeningocele

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INTRODUCTION Hydrocephalus complicates myelomeningocele in approximately 85% to 90% of patients (1); once the myelomeningocele is closed, the surgical management of hydrocephalus is the cornerstone of ongoing neurosurgical care. Hydrocephalus in the patient with a myelomeningocele presents a number of unusual problems in management that can challenge even the most seasoned clinician. We will review the pathophysiology and presenting features of hydrocephalus in patients with myelomeningocele, and discuss the management of hydrocephalus and shunt complications in this complex disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCerebrospinal Fluid Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781420016284
ISBN (Print)9780824728335
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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