Dr. Amitabha Chanda

MBBS(Gold Medalist), MS(Gold Medalist)


Consultant Neurosurgeon

Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka


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