Estevez-Ordonez D, Dewan MC, Feldman MJ, Montalvan-Sanchez EE, Montalvan-Sanchez DM, Rodriguez-Murillo AA, Urrutia-Argueta SA, Cherry CB, Morgan DR, Alvarez-Rodriguez R, Bonfield CM. Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System in Rural Western Honduras: A 6-Year Report on Trends. World neurosurgery. 2017 Jul 29. PMID: 28765025 [PubMed]
Central nervous system (CNS) malformations including neural tube defects (NTDs) are the second most common type of birth defects world-wide, and are major causes of childhood disability and mortality. We report the first analysis of prevalence in Western Honduras of CNS malformations including NTDs over six consecutive years.