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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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Abstract

PADAYACHY, L  and  OCHIENG, D. Perinatal management of spina bifida. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2014, vol.104, n.3, pp. 219-219. ISSN 2078-5135.

The management of patients with myelomeningocele is largely dependent on the timing of the diagnosis, i.e. ante- or postnatally. Antenatal diagnosis can be made using a combination of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement, fetal ultrasonography and, where necessary, amniocentesis.

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