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Survival Of Infants With Unoperated Myeloceles

M. F. Robards, G. G. Thomas and L. Rosenbloom
The British Medical Journal
Vol. 4, No. 5987 (Oct. 4, 1975), pp. 12-13
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20407029
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Abstract

Of the infants with spina bifida referred to a neonatal surgical unit over three years and denied early closure of the myelocele, a significant proportion survived long enough for procedures to drain hydrocephalus to be needed. The key decision in the management of this condition is not whether myeloceles should be closed but whether hydrocephalus should be treated.

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