Michael Handler, Author at Endocrinology Advisor

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Meningomyelocele in the Neonate

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure you're patient has myelomeningocele? What are the typical findings for this disease? Myelomeningocele is an open neural tube defect resulting from failure of proper neural tube closure during primary neurulation. As a result, the overlying dorsal mesenchymal elements (i.e. skin, muscle, bone) do not form,…

Hydrocephalus

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hydrocephalus? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hydrocephalus is a common, potentially life-threatening pediatric diagnosis that typically requires urgent surgical intervention. The immediate pathophysiology is an imbalance between the production of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and its absorption, typically causing clinical…

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