The literature has been briefly reviewed and a case reported previously.1 In that case a white child died from aspiration pneumonia and infection of a spina bifida tumor on the twenty-seventh day of illness.
REPORT OF A CASE
In this case, the second of this condition observed in the University Hospital Clinic, the patient was a newborn Negro girl, whose weight was 5 pounds, 15 ounces (2,310 Gm.). She was delivered spontaneously, and she cried spontaneously. She was the fourth child in the family; all the children were born at term, but only one was still living. No history of any abnormalities in any of these was obtained. The mother was 24 years old. The placenta was discoid and apparently normal. One coil of the umbilical cord was around the child's neck at birth.The essential pathologic process was well illustrated and consisted mainly of the meningocele with spina