Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. It occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) don't form properly around part of the baby's spinal cord. Spina bifida can be mild or severe. The mild form is the most common. Some people may have a dimple, birthmark, or hairy patch on their back. A rare and more severe form is meningocele . In this form, fluid leaks out of the spine and pushes against the skin. In many cases, there are no other symptoms. The most rare and severe form is myelomeningocele. Part of the spinal nerves push out of the spinal canal, and the nerves are often damaged.

  • Occulta
  • Meningocele
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Diagnosis of spina bifida
  • Advanced treatment

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