Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 11, P1569-1572, November 2012

Extradural myelomeningocele reconstruction using local turnover fascial flaps and midline linear skin closure

Published:April 16, 2012DOI:


      Myelomeningocele is the most common neural tube defect. Repair typically involves deep closure with regional muscle flaps (e.g. latissimus dorsi, gluteus maximus) and skin closure with rotation, bipedicle, or rhomboid flaps. We describe the reconstruction of large myelomeningocele defects using (1) local fascial turnover flaps with or without paraspinous muscle flaps for deep coverage of the dural repair followed by (2) linear, midline skin closure.


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