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Pediatr Radiol. 2005 Sep;35(9):914-7. Epub 2005 Jun 3.

An atypical case of segmental spinal dysgenesis.

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Department of Paediatric Imaging, Hôpital Robert Debré, 48 boulevard Sérurier, 75019 Paris, France. magali.mater@rdb.ap-hp-hop-paris.fr

Abstract

Spinal segmental dysgenesis is a complex closed dysraphism. The diagnostic criteria are: lumbar or thoracolumbar vertebral dysgenesis causing kyphosis, focal spinal cord narrowing without exiting roots, deformity of the lower limbs and paraplegia or paraparesis. We present a newborn who showed atypical features of bifocal spinal cord narrowing, without any vertebral abnormality at the proximal level. This seems to be a variant of this rare entity, whose early diagnosis is important, as surgical stabilisation of the spine is required.

PMID:
15933868
DOI:
10.1007/s00247-005-1483-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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