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Br J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 5:1-3. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2019.1584660. [Epub ahead of print]

Complex spinal dysraphism: myelomenigocele associated with dorsal bony spur, split cord malformation type I, syringomyelia, lipoma and tethered cord.

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a Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) , Neurosurgery , New Delhi , India.


Variations in split cord malformation (SCM) are known. However, association of SCM type I with myelomeningocele along with same level dorsal bony spur has not been described previously. We report a 1-year old male child who presented with these findings with associated syringomyelia, lipoma and tethered cord.


Diastematomyelia; dorsal bony spur; myelomenigocele; spinal dysraphism; split cord malformation

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