decision-making guide for the closure of myelomeningocele skin defects with or without primary repair


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Kemaloglu C. A. , ÖZYAZGAN I. , Unverdi O. F.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS, vol.18, no.2, pp.187-191, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/2016.2.peds15702
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-191

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The closure of the skin defect in myelomeningocele (MMC) repair is an essential step that determines the quality of the surgical result. The success of surgical results is related to the decision to use the most suitable techniques, namely flaps or primary closure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a decision-making guide to determine whether to use primary repair or a flap for the closure of skin defects that occur in MMC.