Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 196--199

Myelomeningocoele in dizygotic twins


RO Ugwu, AU Eneh 
 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt

Correspondence Address:
R O Ugwu
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt

BACKGROUND: Periconceptional use of folic acid can reduce a woman«SQ»s risk of having a baby with a neural-tube defect and other congenital abnormalities. METHOD: Case reports of babies OO both males, who were delivered at term by emergency caesarean section by a 21 year old woman. At birth, both twins had neural tube defects, bilateral talipes equinovarusdeformity, bladder and bowel dysfunction. Twin one in addition had hydrocephalus and a ventriculoseptal heart defect (VSD). CONCLUSION: We advocate comprehensive neural tube defect (NTD) surveillance, a folic acidsupplementation program for high-risk women who have had a NTD-affectedpregnancy and a national folic acid education campaign for allwomen of reproductive age preconceptionally.


How to cite this article:
Ugwu R O, Eneh A U. Myelomeningocoele in dizygotic twins.Niger J Clin Pract 2009;12:196-199


How to cite this URL:
Ugwu R O, Eneh A U. Myelomeningocoele in dizygotic twins. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];12:196-199
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