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Figure 2: Intraoperative photographs during excision of the lipomas and detethering of the hemicords. (A) Superficial exposure showing the dorsal lipoma (black star) extending via the fascial defect. (B) Lipomyelomeningocoele has been excised from the right hemicord revealing the exposed neural placode (black thin double arrows). (C) Lipomyelomeningocoele seen attached to distal part of the smaller left hemicord (black thick arrow) along with the neurulated right hemicord (black thin double arrows). (D) Split cord malformation type 2 at the end of excision showing the left hemicord following detethering (black thick arrow), the neurulated right hemicord (black thin double arrows), and a median aberrant vessel (white thin arrow)

Figure 2: Intraoperative photographs during excision of the lipomas and detethering of the hemicords. (A) Superficial exposure showing the dorsal lipoma (<i>black star</i>) extending via the fascial defect. (B) Lipomyelomeningocoele has been excised from the right hemicord revealing the exposed neural placode (<i>black thin double arrows</i>). (C) Lipomyelomeningocoele seen attached to distal part of the smaller left hemicord (<i>black thick arrow</i>) along with the neurulated right hemicord (<i>black thin double arrows</i>). (D) Split cord malformation type 2 at the end of excision showing the left hemicord following detethering (<i>black thick arrow</i>), the neurulated right hemicord (<i>black thin double arrows</i>), and a median aberrant vessel (<i>white thin arrow</i>)