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Spina bifida describes birth defects caused by an incomplete closure of one or more vertebral arches of the spine, resulting in malformations of the spinal cord.The spinal membranes and spinal cord may protrude through the absence of vertebral arches (called clefts).Intrauterine surgery for Spina Bifida has also been performed and the safety and efficacy of this procedure is currently being investigated with an NICHD-funded grant.The incidence of Spina Bifida can be decreased up to 70% when daily folic acid supplements are taken prior to conception.1 1.
This allows the abnormal portion of the spinal cord to protrude through the opening in the bones.Teens and adolescents develop their own personalities and interests and want to become more independent.This transition period can be challenging, especially for people affected by spina bifida.The terms Spina Bifida and meningomyelocele are usually used interchangeably. Spina Bifida can be surgically closed after birth, but this does not restore normal function to the affected part of the spinal cord and an individual with this condition will have dysfunction of the spinal cord and associated nerves from the point of the open defect and below.
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