Meconium staining of the brainstem with open myelomeningocele: Case report

Sandi Lam*, Ramesh Grandhi, Stephanie Greene

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Meconium staining of open myelomeningoceles has been reported to occur both prenatally and postnatally, but meconium staining of the brainstem has not been previously documented. The authors present a case of meconium staining of the brainstem in an infant with a meconium-stained myelomeningocele, Chiari malformation Type II, and hydrocephalus and discuss possible implications for prenatal and perinatal care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 3 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brainstem dysfunction
  • Chiari malformation Type II
  • Meconium staining
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vocal cord paralysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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