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What are the most common complications of a lumbosacral myelomeningocele?
- Type II Arnold–Chiari malformation resulting in hydrocephalus
- CNS infectious complications are common and devastating
- Renal failure due to chronic and repeated urinary tract infections and obstructive uropathy
- Progressive spasticity and weakness in the legs, worsening bladder and bowel function, progressive scoliosis, or increasing low back pain and stiffness due to a “tethered cord”