Skin Defect with Different Structures (Differential Diagnosis as before)

turu_11_n.jpg: Close-up picture of the back of a newborn. In the middle of the lesion a dark-red, longitudinal, right-left symmetrical and anchovy-like structure is visible. At the periphery a fine structure is recognizable covering the underlying layer. The diagnosis is myelomeningocele (= MMC). The abnormal spinal cord lies exposed in the center according to the structure described above. At the cranial end on the left in the picture the central channel exhibits an opening. turu_zz1_n.jpg: Close-up from the side of a newborn with thoracolumbar myelomeningocele. The abnormal spinal cord is visible in the center of the mass.