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Spina Bifida

Also called: Meningocele, Meningomyelocele

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Spina bifida has an extremely variable clinical course -- with the location of the spine opening being the most important factor in determining your...
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Complications of spina bifida can range from minor physical problems to severe physical and mental disabilities. It is important to note, however...
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The symptoms of spina bifida vary from person to person, depending on the type. Often, individuals with occulta have no outward signs of the disorder...
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There are four types of spina bifida:Occulta. Closed neural tube defects. Meningocele. Myelomeningocele.Occulta is the mildest and most common form...
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There is no cure for spina bifida. The nerve tissue that is damaged or lost cannot be repaired or replaced, nor can function be restored to the...
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In most cases, spina bifida is diagnosed prenatally, or before birth. However, some mild cases may go unnoticed until after birth, or postnatally...
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The exact cause of spina bifida remains a mystery. No one knows what disrupts complete closure of the neural tube, causing a malformation to develop...
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Spina bifida, which literally means "cleft spine," is characterized by the incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or meninges (the...
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Children with spina bifida can lead relatively active lives. Prognosis depends on the number and severity of abnormalities and associated...
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