Spinal dysraphism

Spinal dysraphism is a broad term given to a group of anomalies where there are malformations in the dorsum of the embryo. Neural tube defects come under this group as well. 


There is often abnormal fusion of the midline embryonic neural tube leading to abnormal development of the vertebral and mesenchymal structures. 


Spinal dysraphism can be broadly divided to into two different pathological entities 4:

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rID: 14966
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spinal dysraphisms

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: diastematomyelia with dorsal dermal sinus
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