(spi´nә bif´ĭ-dә) a developmental anomaly characterized by defective closure of the vertebral column and its encasement of the spinal cord; the spinal cord and meninges may or may not protrude through the defect (see spina bifida cystica and spina bifida occulta). It is further cl...
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• A congenital malformation in which the spinal column is cleft at its lower portion, and the membranes of the spinal cord project as an elastic swelling from the gap thus formed.
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congenital cleft of the vertebral column, a form of neural tube defect (q.v.).[5 related articles]
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Spina bifida (Latin: "split spine") is a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. Some vertebrae overlying the spinal cord are not fully formed and remain unfused and open. If the opening is large enough, this allows a portion of the spinal co...
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Contents • Types of spina bifida • Signs and symptoms of spina bifida • Complications • Diagnosis • Treatment • Prevention • Prognosis © 2001 American Medical Association Anatomical introduction to spina bifida The human nervous system develop...
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A neural tube defect that occurs when the spinal column does not close during the early months of fetal development. Other common symptoms of spina bifida include learning disabilities, urinary complications and fluid in the brain. Because the nerve damage can be severe, paralysis in the legs is com...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. embryologic failure of fusion of one or more vertebral arches; subtypes of spina bifida are based on degree and pattern of malformation associated with neuroectoderm involvement. Synonyms: hydrocele spinalis, schistorrhachis
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Congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord and its membranes are exposed, due to incomplete development of the spine (vertebral column). It is a neural tube defect. Spina bifida, usually present in the lower back, varies in severity. The most seriously affected babies may be paralysed below ...
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Spina Bifida is congenital disorder involving the failure of the vertebral canal to close before birth. The condition results in malformation of the spinal cord, severely impairing spinal alignment and the nerves in the lumbar and sacral areas. Babies born with spina bifida may be paralyzed and lack...
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A congenital defect in which the neural arches fail to close, so exposing the contents of the spinal canal posteriorly. Usually occurring in the lumbosacral region (lower back) of the spine. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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