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2001 Long-Term Outcome for Patients With Split Cord Malformation Medscape

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Description: Long-Term Outcome for Patients With Split Cord Malformation
from Neurosurg Focus 10(1), 2001
Mark R. Proctor, M.D., and R. Michael Scott, M.D, Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Conclusions. The primary conclusion is that patients with SCM generally tolerate surgery well and experience few complications. Neurological deterioration is rare except in cases in which retethering occurs, (two patients in this series). Although impaired bowel and bladder function was stabilized or improved and pain was reliably relieved post-operatively, preexisting vertebral column deformities usually progressed after surgery and, in most cases, required spinal fusion.

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