Short-Term Clinical Outcomes of Newborns Who Have Neural Tube Defects


Cakir S. C. , Dorum B. A. , Ozkan H. , Taskapilioglu O., Koksal N. , Toker R. T. , ...More

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.16, no.2, pp.117-126, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-126

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Neural tube defects (NTD) are one of the most common congenital anomalies of the newborns. The incidence of NTD in Turkey is 3/1000. Various types of NTD appear depending on the part affected by the closure of the neural tube. The etiology of NTD is multifactorial, and a significant portion of them can be prevented by folic acid supplementation. Patients with NTD need long-term medical, surgical and care support.