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ObjectThe goal of this study was to compare long-term results of surgery with the outcomes of conservative treatment in patients with asymptomatic lipomas of the conus medullaris.MethodsThe parents of 56 consecutive children with a diagnosis of asymptomatic lipoma of the conus medullaris underwent detailed neurosurgical consultation. The pros and cons of both prophylactic surgery and conservative treatment were carefully presented. Both options were offered, and the parents were free to choose the preferred management. A total of 32 children underwent surgical treatment, and 24 were conservatively treated. Afterward, all patients entered the same protocol of serial neurological and urological follow-up at the Centro Spina Bifida. The mean follow-up periods were 9.7 years in the surgical treatment group and 10.4 years in the conservative treatment group.ResultsPermanent surgical morbidity was 3.1 …
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Publication date: 
1 Sep 2014

Giuseppe Talamonti, Giuseppe D'Aliberti, Michele Nichelatti, Alberto Debernardi, Marco Picano, Tiziana Redaelli

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Volume: 14 Issue: 3 Pages: 245-254
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics