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October 1983

Focal Necrosis of the Spinal Cord In Utero

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Young and Marks) and Pathology (Dr Towfighi), The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(10):654-655. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050090090017

• We examined a child who suffered in utero necrosis of the spinal cord. Necrosis of this type typically occurs in the fetus with neck hyperextension and breech position and presumably results from focal ischemia of the spinal cord.

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