Effects of prenatal myelomeningocele closure on the need for a CSF shunt

Investigators reaffirm the initial MOMS finding that prenatal repair of a myelomeningocele results in less need for a shunt at 12 months and introduce the new finding that prenatal repair reduces the need for shunt revision in those infants who do require shunt placement. The researchers also found that patients with extensive hydrocephalus at the time of the prenatal evaluation did not show improved outcomes following prenatal surgery. —> Read More