Cognitive functions in children with myelomeningocele without hydrocephalus

  title={Cognitive functions in children with myelomeningocele without hydrocephalus},
  author={Barbro Lindquist and Paul Uvebrant and Eva Rehn and G{\"o}ran Carlsson},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
The aim of this study was to explore the separate effects of myelomeningocele (MMC) and hydrocephalus on intelligence and neuropsychological functions in a population-based series of children. Of the 69 children with MMC born in 1992–1999 in western Sweden, nine did not develop hydrocephalus. Eight of them participated in this study and were compared with age- and gender-matched children with MMC in combination with hydrocephalus and with controls. Children with only MMC had an IQ of 103… CONTINUE READING

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