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Prevalence of hydrocephalus in infants under1 year with myelomeningocele
Moslem Shakery *, Mohammad Asghari, Eirag Lotfinia
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Abstract :

Introduction :Myelomeningocele is a congenital defect in posterior arch of vertebra with herniation of cord and meanings ,which presence of hydrocephalus with high precalence complicates its treatment . This study tries to determine the frequency of hydrocephalus  associated with myelomeningocele(MMC) in different levels of spinal column.

Method: In a  descriptive study during five years 1375-71childern  under one year old with myelomeningocele admitted  to Tabrize Medical Center of Imam Khomeini were followed for hydrocephalus . 

Results: From ninety-five patients of MMC ,56.8% developed hydrocephalus (68.4% male, 31.5% female ). Prevalence of MMC in each level of spinal column  was: Lumbar 60%, Lumbosacral 31.5%,Thorasic and cervical 4.2% equally .developed in  sixty eight percent  of lumbar MMC,48% of lumbosacral ,25% of cervical and 0% of  thoracic.

Conclusion: More percentage of female gender with lumbosacral MMC developed hydrocephalus ,whereas in other level male gender more developed . Prevalence of hydrocephalus in this study  was less than other studies .In contrast to other studies showed that our study lumbar and then lumbosacral MMC had more susceptibility to develop hydrocephalus.

Keywords: Hydrocephalus, Myelomeningocele, Cervical, Thoracic, lumber, in fant
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Received: 2016/07/12 | Revised: 2018/03/4 | Accepted: 2016/07/12

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