Spina bifida: a prospective study from a single neurosurgical center based on the National Hospital in Niamey (Niger)

Spina bifida: a prospective study from a single neurosurgical center based on the National... Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1439–1440 DOI 10.1007/s00381-017-3545-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Spina bifida: a prospective study from a single neurosurgical center based on the National Hospital in Niamey (Niger) 1,2 1 1,2 3,4,5,6 Aminath Bariath Kelani & M. M. Kaka & S. Sanoussi & M. Catala Received: 9 July 2017 /Accepted: 12 July 2017 /Published online: 31 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Spinal malformations belonging to neural tube defects (NTD) 24 females. The clinical data were without any peculiar represent a serious and frequent problem during the neonatal features: predominance of open forms with secondary period. Although prenatal diagnosis and folic acid supplemen- epidermization or not; the malformation affected mainly tation in industrialized countries is now the rule, this is not the the lumbosacral region (74%). The vast majority of the case in developing countries. There is very little data available patients came from rural areas (53/61). Ethnical back- in Niger other than the retrospective study published in 2001 ground was as follows: Haoussa (54/1%), Djerma by our center [1]. This study was retrospective and involved (26.2%), and Peulh (14.8%). The other cases were dis- all NTD both at the cephalic and spinal level. The whole tributed among http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Child's Nervous System Springer Journals

Spina bifida: a prospective study from a single neurosurgical center based on the National Hospital in Niamey (Niger)

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurosurgery; Neurosciences
ISSN
0256-7040
eISSN
1433-0350
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00381-017-3545-4
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