Comments on the management of newborn with spina bifida cystica--active treatment or no treatment.


From 1977-1984 46 children with myelomeningocele (MMC) have been admitted immediately following birth. According to Lorber's adverse criteria, 8 received no active treatment (17%) (rejected group). The other 38 were operated on within the first 24 hours (83%) (selected group). The first group had a mean of 3 criteria per patient. The decision not to treat… (More)


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