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The Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Spina Bifida — Endoscopy

  • Benjamin Warf

Abstract

Birth rates several times those in developed countries, the lack of preventive measures, and the rarity of prenatal diagnosis all contribute to the fact that spina bifida is a very common condition among children of developing countries. At the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda (CCHU), a center for pediatric neurosurgery established in 2001, 75–100 new infants with myelomeningocele (MMC) present for treatment annually.

Keywords

Basilar Artery Spina Bifida Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Shunt Revision Shunt Malfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Warf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryA.I. Dupont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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