n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Recognising congenital anomalies of the nervous system : more about... neurosurgery

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



A wide array of neurological abnormalities occur in childhood, with a significant proportion of these attributable to congenital causes. The classic congenital neurosurgical condition is open spina bifida or myelomeningocele, but this is just one example of a wide spectrum of conditions commonly referred to as neural tube defects or, more correctly in clinical practice, as dysraphism.

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