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Fetus diagnosed with a meningomyelocele. Is this always fatal?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: No!

Fetal myelomeningocele is always morbid but rarely lethal.
That is to say that long-term neurodevelopmental problems and neonatal neurosurgery are unavoidable, but that most affected individuals are expected to survive the perinatal/neonatal period.

In brief: No!

Fetal myelomeningocele is always morbid but rarely lethal.
That is to say that long-term neurodevelopmental problems and neonatal neurosurgery are unavoidable, but that most affected individuals are expected to survive the perinatal/neonatal period.
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