Apneic spells in a patient with myelomeningocele without Chiari type II malformation--case report.

@article{Nishimura1995ApneicSI,
  title={Apneic spells in a patient with myelomeningocele without Chiari type II malformation--case report.},
  author={Tsunehiko Nishimura and Kentaro Mori and Yasutoshi Sada and Masami Fujii},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  year={1995},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={876-81}
}
A female neonate with myelomeningocele but without Chiari type II malformation suffered from apneic spells. Magnetic resonance imaging showed no obvious brainstem anomaly. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials were initially abnormal and subsequently deteriorated during the 6 months after birth. The brainstem deficits were not reversed by a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. She died of respiratory distress and cardiac failure at 2 years of age. This case indicates an intrinsic dysfunction in the… CONTINUE READING