Stridor at birth predicts poor outcome in neonates with myelomeningocele

  title={Stridor at birth predicts poor outcome in neonates with myelomeningocele},
  author={Eylem Ocal and Beverly J. Irwin and D. Douglas Cochrane and Ash Singhal and Paul Steinbok},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Stridor, associated with vocal cord paralysis, in neonates with myelomeningocele (MMC) is a recognized symptom related to Chiari II malformation (CM). In most children, stridor appears after birth. Control of hydrocephalus, if present, and urgent decompression of the CM are recommended for treatment of these patients. Such management typically improves symptoms. Occasionally, stridor is present at birth and may be secondary, in part, to maldevelopment or prenatal ischemia of the brain stem… CONTINUE READING


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