Is myelomeningocele a disappearing disease?

  title={Is myelomeningocele a disappearing disease?},
  author={Sherman C Stein and Joseph G. Feldman and Michael Friedlander and Roswitha J. Klein},
  volume={69 5},
The incidence of major congenital anomalies of the central nervous system was determined in a study of more than 233,000 births in Brooklyn, New York hospitals during the years 1968 to 1979. Anencephaly, myelomeningocele, and hydrocephalus occurred at frequencies of 47.1, 42.4, and 49.3 cases per 100,000 total births, respectively. During the 12 years of the study, the incidence of myelomeningocele decreased at a linear rate of approximately 4.6 cases per 100,000 births per year. A review of… CONTINUE READING