Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Spinal Sac and Its Content in Neonates and Infants

  • Ingmar Gassner


In newborns and young infants, sonography allows detailed depiction of the spinal cord. Ultrasonography of the intraspinal contents is included in the screening evaluation of neonates with suspected spinal dysraphism (cutaneous lesions of the back, deformities of the spinal column, neurologic disturbances), and with syndromes with known risk for spinal-cord compression. Spinal sonography is also important in the evaluation of birth-related spinal cord injury.


Spinal Cord Club Foot Central Canal Spinal Dysraphism Conus Medullaris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingmar Gassner
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  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics, Section of Paediatric RadiologyUniversity Hospital InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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