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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 1 (February Issue)

Myelomeningocele Occurs in a Male Newborn

Joel Avitia1*, Pasquale Bassani1 and Christian Busto2

1Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic University Hospital, Florence, Italy
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic University Hospital, Florence, Italy

*Corresponding author: Joel Avitia, Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

Received: July 22, 2023; Accepted: August 12, 2023; Published: August 30, 2023

Citation: Avitia J, Bassani P, Busto C. Myelomeningocele Occurs in a Male Newborn. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2023; 2(3): 124.

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Abstract

We report a male newborn who was admitted to our NICU department after being referred from general hospital as a case of respiratory distress. We have found accidentally a thoracic vertebral defect, a very rare vertebral abnormality that we recognized in the x-ray imaging performed for the study of the lung parenchyma.

Keywords: Myelomeningocele; Spina bifida