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Apgar score: assessment of health of newborn baby Hydrocephalus: water in the brain Xanthochromic fluid: yellowish appearance of cerebrospinal fluid VP shunt: tube that drains fluid from ventricular peritoneum Symptom vs. Sign o Report of patient or observation by doctor is a symptom o Test result is a sign Types of spina bifida o Three different general levels o Spina bifida occuta Small split in vertebrae where it doesn’t fully close Dimple or Tuft of hair: neural tissue, hair, skin come from ectoderm, so if there is a ectodermal problem, it may reveal itself as a tuft of hair Generally asymptomatic o Meningocele Meninges comes out into a sac on the back But the spinal cord itself stays inside where you want it o Myelomeningocele Spinal cord and meninges are up in the sac Typically patients are paralyzed from site of meningocele downwards 8 cervical levels, 12 thoracis levels, 5 lumbar lebels, 5 sacral levels of the spinal cord
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HP 300 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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