Anesthesiology of the Newborn with Spina Bifida

  • Nigar Baykan


Neural tube malformations involving the spinal cord and vertebral arches are referred to as spina bifida and present as a spectrum of malformations with protrusion of the spinal cord and/or meninges through a defect in the vertebral arch at the most severe end. Neural tube defects do not appear to be associated with other congenital syndromes; however, cardiac and renal anomalies which may not be apparent at birth may co-exist, prompting an in-depth assessment of these children. Additionally, children with spina bifida often have hydrocephalus and the Chiari type II malformation in association.


Spina Bifida Tracheal Tube Minimal Alveolar Concentration Pediatric Anesthesia Latex Allergy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigar Baykan
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  1. 1.Division of NeuroanesthesiologyAcibadem University School of Medicine Hospital for Neurological SciencesIstanbulTurkey

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