J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1980 Sep;15(3):566-571. 10.4055/jkoa.1980.15.3.566.

Congenital Scoliosis Associated with Diastematomyelia

Abstract

Diastematomyelia is an uncommon congenital malformation of the vertebral axis characterized by a localized longitudinal separation of the spinal cord with an interposed septum. It may be found in association with congenital scoliosis. The Authors experienced a case of congenital scoliosis with diastematomyelia. Diastematomyelia was surgicallv resected and scoliosis was corrected by Dwyer operation 5 months later. The results of both operations were satisfactory in 10 months follow up.

Keyword

Diastematomyelia; Congenital scollosis; Dwyer operation

MeSH Terms

Follow-Up Studies
Neural Tube Defects*
Scoliosis*
Spinal Cord
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