The history of the surgical repair of spina bifida

Samuel G. McClugage, Koichi Watanabe, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Marios Loukas, R. Shane Tubbs, W. Jerry Oakes

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Abstract

Introduction The history of surgical spina bifida repair has seen many successes and failures. Many early surgeons attempted treatment of open spina bifida defects before a clear understanding of the disease process or pathology had been discovered. Conclusions The attempts, while often fruitless, served to better our understanding of the disease and represent stepping-stones to the treatment we successfully use today. The present paper reviews the history of the surgical treatment of myelomeningoceles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1693-1700
Number of pages8
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Children
  • History
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neurosurgery
  • Repair
  • Spina bifida

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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McClugage, S. G., Watanabe, K., Mohajel Shoja, M., Loukas, M., Tubbs, R. S., & Oakes, W. J. (2012). The history of the surgical repair of spina bifida. Child's Nervous System, 28(10), 1693-1700. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-012-1829-2