Myelomeningocele and pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature

Immacolata Blasi, Adriano Ferrari, Giuseppina Comitini, Valeria Vinci, Martino Abrate, Giovanni Battista La Sala

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The improvement of antenatal management and surgical techniques has greatly increased the survival rate of infants with spina bifida. More of these women are reaching adulthood and reproductive age and therefore could become pregnant. Pregnancy complications depend on the kind of spina bifida and subject's condition.We report a case of woman with a severe kyphoscoliosis, that progressively affects lung capacity until 32 weeks of gestation, when she underwent caesarean section.These patients deserve careful obstetric care, genetic counselling and urological, obstetric, neurological and anaesthetic management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1178
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • Myelomeningocele
  • Pregnancy
  • Spina bifida

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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