Does fetal endoscopic closure of the myelomeningocele prevent loss of neurologic function in spina bifida aperta?

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Background Spina bifida aperta (SBA) is associated with shuntdependent hydrocephalus and with meningomyelocele (MMC). Fetal endoscopic closure of the MMC may reduce shunt-dependency, but the benefit upon motor function in individual patients is still unclear. An increase in differentiated muscle ultrasound density (dMUD) provides an objective parameter for… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1743-8454-7-S1-S18

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@inproceedings{Verbeek2010DoesFE, title={Does fetal endoscopic closure of the myelomeningocele prevent loss of neurologic function in spina bifida aperta?}, author={Renate J. Verbeek and Axel Heep and Natasha M. Maurits and Reinhold Cremer and Oebele F. Brouwer and Johannes Harmen van der Hoeven and Deborah A. Sival}, booktitle={Cerebrospinal Fluid Research}, year={2010} }