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Surgical and Conservative Follow Up of Diastomatomyelia with Related Anomalies

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Arbil, Hawler Teaching Hospital, Erbil, IRAQ

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 6-10, October,28 (2015)


A progression of twenty-seven patients with diastematomyelia was broke down regarding introducing protests, physical discoveries, roentgeno realistic discoveries, and treatment. Specific consideration was coordinated to the issue of the related spinal deformation; twenty-six patients had huge spinal disfigurement, sixteen of whom obliged spine combination. A rate of diastematomyelia in inborn scoliosis was noted. Surgical evacuation of the bonespurtended to avoid increment in neurological shortage yet sometimes enhanced the neurological status. Surgical treatment of the scoliosis ought to be deferred until after evacuation of the septum. In checking on our arrangement of twenty-seven diastematomyelia patients, we found that everything except one had a critical congenital spinal deformation. The basic role of the present report is to show that diastematomyelia about dependably is joined by an inherent ebb and flow of the spine. The term diastematomyelia to mean a longitudinal bifurcation in the spinal cord with an intervened mid-line septum. This septum may be bony, cartilaginous; Diastematomyelia is incorporated in the gathering of conditions called spinal dysraphism, a gathering of inherent distortions of the spine and neural pivots including diplomyelia, diastematomyelia, dermal sinus, dermoid sore, neurenteric blister, sinewy band, unusual nerve roots, lipoma, and intraduralangioma.


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