Successful Pregnancy Outcome in an Operated Case of Lipomeningomyocele: A Rare Case QD04-QD05
Dr. Vineet Vashistha Mishra,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Room No: 31. Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre,
Institute of Transplantation Sciences (IKDRC - ITS), B.J. Medical College,
Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad – 380016, Gujarat, India.
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Lipomeningomyocele is one of the types of occult spinal dysraphism associated with tethered cord syndrome, which is characterised by neurodeficit symptomatology due to stretch- induced functional disorder of the spinal cord with its caudal part attached by an in elastic tissue. There is stretching of conus medullaris and nerve roots due to disproportionate growth between vertebral column and spinal cord, resulting in various neurological deficits. Its incidence is approximately 1 in 4000 births in the USA, with a slightly higher female preponderance, although its true incidence is not known. There are very few studies on pregnancy outcome in these patients and the management dilemma in this group has prompted us to report this case.