Pediatric Myelomeningocele

Publication Date: August 1, 2019
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

RECOMMENDATIONS

Prenatal repair of MM is recommended for those fetuses who meet maternal and fetal Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) specified criteria for prenatal surgery to reduce the risk of developing shunt-dependent HC.

(Level I)
Differences between prenatal and postnatal repair with respect to the requirement for permanent cerebrospinal fluid diversion should be considered along with other relevant maternal and fetal factors when deciding upon a preferred method of MM closure.
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Overview

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Pediatric Myelomeningocele

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