Evaluation of spinal ultrasound in spinal dysraphism.

  title={Evaluation of spinal ultrasound in spinal dysraphism.},
  author={Julie A I Hughes and Rose de Bruyn and Kaushal B. Patel and Dustin Thompson},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  volume={58 3},
AIMS The aims of this study were to evaluate the role of spinal ultrasound in detecting occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) in neonates and infants, and to determine the degree of agreement between ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-five consecutive infants had spinal ultrasound over 31 months. Of these, 15 patients (age 1 day-7 months, mean 40 days; nine male) had follow-up MRI. Ultrasound and MRI findings were correlated retrospectively… CONTINUE READING
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