Embryology and Paediatric Aspects of Spinal Cord Disorders


This chapter reviews normal embryonic development of the spinal cord and related structures, e.g. vertebral column, to provide a basis for understanding of major congenital anomalies of these structures, which may be considered as errors in the normal developmental sequence. In addition, there are reviews of spinal cord trauma and degenerative diseases of the spinal cord which present during childhood to provide an overview of paediatric aspects of spinal cord disorders.


Spinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Neural Tube Neural Tube Defect Dermal Sinus 
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