n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Recognising congenital anomalies of the nervous system : more about... neurosurgery
|Article Title||Recognising congenital anomalies of the nervous system : more about... neurosurgery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 Groote Schuur Hospital and 4 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||107 - 109|
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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