Meningomyelocele reconstruction with bilobed flaps

Oren Lapid, Lior Rosenberg, Avi Cohen

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A new method for the repair of meningomyeloceles is described. After neurosurgical repair and closure of the placode, the soft-tissue deficit is closed using a bilobed flap. The flap is based superiorly and laterally to the area to be covered. The first lobe crosses the midline above the defect, and the second lobe goes up the midline perpendicular to the first lobe. Once in place, the flap provides a tension-free repair; no suture lines overlie the cord closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Bilobed flap
  • Meningomyelocele
  • Newborn
  • Reconstruction
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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