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Management of patients with myelomeningocele continues to evolve

As the field of neurological surgery has evolved to strive for better outcomes with decreased morbidity, so has the management of patients with myelomeningocele (MMC) and associated conditions such as Chiari II malformations and hydrocephalus. Since the first recorded surgical repair of MMC by Van Forest in 1610, many advancements have contributed to clinical breakthroughs leading to improved outcomes. The most significant, perhaps, was the invention of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) shunt in the 1950s. Read more…


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