Columna vertebral

Variante del síndrome notocordal dividido. (Ingles)

"Variante del síndrome notocordal dividido: Hallazgos prenatales y manejo neonatal."

A. Agangi 1, D. Paladini 1 *, P. Bagolan 2, G. M. Maruotti 1, P. Martinelli 1 1Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy 2Pediatric Surgery Unit, Bambino Gesù Hospital, Rome


Spilt notochord syndrome is an extremely rare form of spinal dysraphism characterized by a complete cleft of the spine and a persistent communication between endoderm and ectoderm. A variant of split notochord syndrome was diagnosed in a 25-week-old fetus showing a prolapsed congenital colostomy and a spinal cystic lesion. The final diagnosis included protruding colon segment, imperforate anus with a rectourethral fistula and lipomyelomeningocele. The ultrasound features of the condition and the post-natal management are discussed. The neonate was successfully treated with a posterior sagittal anorectoplasty, while the lipomyelomeningocele was resected at a later stage.

Prenatal Diagnosis. Volume 25, Issue 1 , Pages 23 - 27

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