Diastematomyelia in 172 children: the impact of modern neuroradiology

Pediatr Neurosurg. 1990;16(4-5):247-51. doi: 10.1159/000120535.


The increasing sophistication of neuroradiology has significantly and progressively improved the diagnosis of diastematomyelia in 172 children presenting at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, over a 40-year period. Standard radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are all necessary to accurately assess all the facets of this most interesting of spinal cord anomalies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Myelography*
  • Spina Bifida Occulta / diagnosis*
  • Spina Bifida Occulta / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*