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Neural tube dysraphism: review of cutaneous markers and imaging. Pediatr Dermatol 2015;32(2):161-70

Date

01/06/2015

Pubmed ID

25557454

DOI

10.1111/pde.12485

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84925374007   35 Citations

Abstract

Neural tube dysraphisms are congenital anomalies resulting from impaired formation of structures along the craniospinal axis during central nervous system development. When these malformations are large or lack a skin covering, they are easily recognized, whereas smaller or skin-covered malformations may not be readily apparent. Due to the intimate embryologic origin of the skin and nervous system, these occult malformations are often heralded by associated cutaneous abnormalities. In this article, the common clinical presentations and cutaneous markers of craniospinal dysraphism are reviewed, along with the recommended imaging modalities.

Author List

Sewell MJ, Chiu YE, Drolet BA

Author

Yvonne E. Chiu MD Vice Chair, Professor in the Dermatology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Biomarkers
Dermoid Cyst
Encephalocele
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Meningocele
Neural Tube
Neural Tube Defects
Prevalence
Prognosis
Risk Assessment
Skin Abnormalities
Spinal Dysraphism