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Volume 4 |Article ID 836560 | https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.140

Nuray Öksüz Kanbur, Pınar Güner, Orhan Derman, Nejat Akalan, Ayşenur Cila, Tezer Kutluk, "Diastematomyelia: A Case with Familial Aggregation of Neural Tube Defects", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 4, Article ID 836560, 6 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.140

Diastematomyelia: A Case with Familial Aggregation of Neural Tube Defects

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick
Received02 Jul 2004
Revised31 Aug 2004
Accepted31 Aug 2004

Abstract

Intrauterine neural tube defects, meningomyelocele, and diastematomyelia are developmental errors at different stages of the closure of the neural tube. The familial aggregation of these neural tube defects is not previously reported in the literature and should make one think about a common embryogenesis and a possible common mechanism of etiopathogenesis leading to anomalies at different stages of this embryogenesis. This paper presents a 12-year-old Turkish boy with diastematomyelia who was suspected with a demonstrative dermatologic finding without any neurologic sign and diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He has a positive family history of a stillbirth with neural tube defect, an exitus with meningomyelocele, and an epileptic child in his female siblings.


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