Late Gestational Intrauterine Myelomeningocele Repair Does Not Improve Lower Extremity Function

  title={Late Gestational Intrauterine Myelomeningocele Repair Does Not Improve Lower Extremity Function},
  author={R. Tubbs and M. R. Chambers and M. Smyth and A. Bartolucci and J. P. Bruner and N. Tulipan and W. J. Oakes},
  journal={Pediatric Neurosurgery},
  pages={128 - 132}
  • R. Tubbs, M. R. Chambers, +4 authors W. J. Oakes
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Objective: To determine whether intrauterine myelomeningocele repair performed at between 20 and 28 weeks gestation improves lower extremity function (LEF). Methods: Thirty-seven consecutive patients who had undergone intrauterine repair of their myelomeningocele at Vanderbilt University Medical Center had their lower extremity function and radiographic level (first defective vertebral level) compared to these same parameters in 40 controls who had undergone traditional postgestational repair… CONTINUE READING
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