Dr. Amitabha Chanda

MBBS(Gold Medalist), MS(Gold Medalist)

MCh(Neurosurgery)

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka

Bangladesh

Cervical Myelocele

This 1-year-old chil presented with swelling in the nape of the neck since birth. There was also increasing head size. MRI scan showed hydrocephalus (excessive water in brain) and cervical myelocele (spinal cord in the neck was lying outside the spinal canal. First a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was done, followed by repair of myelocele.
MRI scan showing hydrocephalus and myelocele
 
Operative pictures
 
Child after operation