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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1991 Jun;20(6):442-446. Korean. Original Article.
Shim SI , Kim SH , Park DB , Shin KM .
Departments of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

From January 1987 to December 1989, Six patients with lipomyelomeningocele were operated. There were 4 females and 2 males. The chief complaints that caused these patients to seek help were cosmetic effect of the mass on back, urinary incontinence, ankle deformity and weak leg. The postoperative results were as follows : Patient treated before developing neurological deficit remained unchanged neurologically. Patient treated after developing neurological deficitwere left with neurological sequelae. lipomyelomeningoceles are serious lesion which recommand early prohylactic surgery.

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