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Meningomyelocele Repair

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Meningomyelocele Repair is a surgical procedure done for repairing birth defects in the vertebral column. Meningomyelocele is a type of spina bifida in which the spine and the spinal canal fail to close before birth. After birth, the doctor covers the defect by a sterile dressing, then MRI/ultrasound is performed on the child to check for hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the brain). The opening in the back is surgically closed. In the case of hydrocephalus, a shunt is put in the brain for drainage.