Spina bifida (Latin: "split spine") is a birth defect where there is incomplete
closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. There are three
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Spina bifida fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological
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What is 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
Spina bifida is a birth defect which affects your baby's lower back and spinal cord.
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Aug 22, 2016 ... Spina bifida is a type of birth defect of an unborn baby's brain, spine, or spinal
cord. Screening tests during pregnancy can detect.
Spina bifida is a treatable spinal cord malformation that occurs in varying
degrees of severity. Classified as a defect of the neural tube (ie, the embryonic ...
Apr 22, 2016 ... Spina bifida is a congenital malformation in which there is something wrong with
the bone in the vertebral column, exposing the spinal cord ...
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Spina Bifida. September, 2005. Spina bifida is the most common, permanently
disabling birth defect. It affects about one out of every 1,400 to 1,500 newborns in
Sep 1, 2015 ... Spina bifida (cleft spine) is a birth defect affecting the spinal column. Spina bifida
progresses from a cleft, or splitlike opening, in the back part of ...