Neurosurgical Management of Congenital Malformations and Inherited Disease of the Spine

Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, Hugh J.L. Garton, Nicholas M. Wetjen, Cormac O. Maher

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Congenital malformations encompass a diverse group of disorders present at birth as result of genetic abnormalities, infection, errors of morphogenesis, or abnormalities in the intrauterine environment. Congenital disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord are often diagnosed before delivery with the use of prenatal ultrasonography and maternal serum screening. Over the past several decades there have been major advances in the understanding and management of these conditions. This article focuses on the most common spinal congenital malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-731
Number of pages13
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • Achondroplasia
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Lipomyelomeningocele
  • Morquio syndrome
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Spina bifida
  • Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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