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BTDMJB. 2007; 3(4): 142-146

Split spinal cord malformations and associated spinal anomalies: Comparison of MRI findings with intraoperative results

Özgür Kılıçkesmez, Erol Taşdemiroğlu, Ercan İnci, Sibel Bayramoğlu, Tan Cimilli.

The aim of this study is to assess the contribution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and evaluation of split spinal cord malformations (SSCM) and associated spinal anomalies.
Material and Methods: According to pang’s classification, we have reviewed and analyzed 22 cases of SSCMs treated at our institution
and present our findings.
Results: Six fibrous (27.3%) and 16 osseous (72.7%) septums were detected. Twenty one of them (95.4%) had tense cord.
Conclusion: Other components of spinal dysraphism such as lipomyelomeningocele, meningocele, occult intrasacral meningocele, phylum
terminale lipoma, lipoma, dermal sinus tract, dural ectasia, syringohydromyelia and bony abnormalities were associated with

Key words: Split spinal cord malformations, diastematomyelia, spinal dysraphism, MRI

Article Language: Turkish English

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