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Postnatal myelomeningocele closure in smallest reported neonate: illustrative case

Momin M Mohis, Kevin Cordeiro, Sarah Larson, Catharine Garland, and James A Stadler III

clinically stable. At 16 months, he developed increased secretions, increased pooling of secretions, and enlarged ventricles. He subsequently underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization to treat his hydrocephalus. We performed this procedure in the hope of potentially avoiding a future shunt placement. FIG. 1 Preoperative MMC 5 days after birth. FIG. 2 Postoperative MMC 24 days after birth. At his most recent neurosurgery follow-up at 30 months of age, he was eating without difficulty, walking without support, and