Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cord.

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OBJECT The authors describe the technique of transecting the spinal cord in children born with myelomeningocele who have undergone multiple detherings and are functionally paraplegic. METHODS The authors' technique involves identifying the neural placode and sectioning the normal spinal cord just superior to this site. No postoperative complications have… (More)

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@article{Blount2005SupraplacodeSC, title={Supraplacode spinal cord transection in paraplegic patients with myelodysplasia and repetitive symptomatic tethered spinal cord.}, author={Jeffrey P. Blount and R. Shane Tubbs and Mamehri Okor and Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara and John C. Wellons and Paul A. Grabb and W. Jerry. Oakes}, journal={Journal of neurosurgery}, year={2005}, volume={103 1 Suppl}, pages={36-9} }