Use of dermal regeneration template to close a giant myelomeningocele in a newborn

William D. North, Laith Khoury, R. Christopher Spears, James Y. Liau, Thomas Pittman

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Abstract

Many techniques are available to close a myelomeningocele, but large lesions can be particularly difficult to close given the absence of surrounding tissue. The authors present the case of a 2-day-old girl with a large lumbosacral myelomeningocele who underwent a staged repair using dermal regeneration template (DRT; Integra) followed by split-thickness skin grafting. The results demonstrated that the combined use of myofascial turnover flaps and DRT with delayed skin grafting is a safe, effective option for this challenging reconstructive dilemma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2016

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©AANS, 2016.

Keywords

  • Congenital
  • Dermal regenerative template
  • Myelomeningocele repair
  • Spina bifida cystica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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