Long-term survival of individuals with myelomeningocele.

  title={Long-term survival of individuals with myelomeningocele.},
  author={Beth Ellen Davis and Colleen M Daley and David B. Shurtleff and Sharon Duguay and Kristy Seidel and John D. Loeser and Richard G Ellenbogan},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  volume={41 4},
The objectives of this study were to extend survival analysis into adulthood for patients with myelomeningocele (MM) and to compare survival curves for patients born with varying defect severity before and after 1975. We have reviewed existing data for 904 patients with MM seen in a large multidisciplinary children's clinic over 43 years. Before 1975, a major contributor to decreased survival is death during infancy. The presence of cerebral spinal fluid shunting is a major contributor to… CONTINUE READING

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