The Spina Bifida

Management and Outcome

  • M. Memet Özek
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
  • Wirginia J. Maixner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aydin Sav
      Pages 43-57
    3. Vivek Josan, Andrew Morokoff, Wirginia J. Maixner
      Pages 59-65
    4. Toba Niazi, Marion L. Walker
      Pages 67-71
  3. Antenatal Diagnosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Sergio Cavalheiro, Wagner J. Hisaba, Antonio F. Moron, Carlos G. Almodin
      Pages 95-102
  4. Initial Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Massimo Caldarelli, Concezio Di Rocco
      Pages 143-155
    3. Eren Özek, Roger F. Soll
      Pages 169-176
    4. M. MemetÖzek
      Pages 177-184
    5. M. MemetÖzek, Muhittin Belirgen
      Pages 185-196
    6. James T. Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg
      Pages 197-201
    7. Giuseppe Cinalli, Pietro Spennato, Maria Consiglio Buonocore, Emilio Cianciulli, Matthieu Vinchon, Spyros Sgouros
      Pages 203-213

About this book


The evolution of technology has made new surgical techniques available for the treatment of diseases associated with the spina bifida malformation, and this is especially true in hydrocephalus and fetal surgery. The progress in this last field and in prenatal diagnosis have raised the significant problem of the effectiveness and usefulness of in utero surgical treatment of the malformation, that are extensively discussed in this volume. Also the clinical situations that can be seen in adolescents or young adults with spina bifida, including sexuality and pregnancy, are highlighted. Aim of this book is to promote a multidisciplinary approach to spina bifida, providing the three main specialists’ categories involved - neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and urologists - with an updated overview of surgical approaches and with a concise reference that explains the main clinical problems to be faced in everyday clinical practice.


Chiari malformation Hydrocephalus Myelomeningocele diagnosis neurology neurosurgery

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Memet Özek
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
    • 3
  • Wirginia J. Maixner
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery Department of Paediatric NeurosurgeryMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Medical Center and Department of NeurosurgeryAcibadem University School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric NeurosurgerySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of Paediatric NeurosurgeryRoyal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0650-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0651-5
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