Javed Sadiq, Asad Rauf, Mahmood Shaukat, Abdul Hamid.
Neural tube defects.
Pak J Pathol Jan ;10(3):109-12.

Neural tube defects (NTD) are the second most common congenital malformations and include meningocele, meningomyelocele, encephalocele and spina bifida occulta. This is a prospective study of 57 patients with spina bifida cystica managed during a period of one year in the department of paediatric surgery, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. The incidence, prenatal risk factors. area distribution and outcome is discussed with review of the literature.

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