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Heterotopic, non-functioning masses of nervous tissue in spina bifida cystica
  1. B. E. Tomlinson
  1. Department of Pathology, Newcastle General Hospital


    The operative specimens from 160 cases of spina bifida cystica were examined in detail. In seven cases the sac contained nervous tissue visible to the naked eye, the removal of which produced no clinical disability. The form taken by this non-functioning, heterotopic nervous tissue is described.

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