rachischisis

1. Embryologic failure of fusion of vertebral arches and neural tube with consequent exposure of neural tissue at surface; spina bifida cystica with myelocele or myeloschisis. ... 2. Spinal dysraphism. ... Origin: G. Rhachis, spine, + schisis, division ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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rachischisis

(ra-kis´kĭ-sis) congenital fissure of the vertebral column; see also spina bifida. rachischisis posterior spina bifida.
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rachischisis

Type: Term Pronunciation: rā-kis′ki-sis Definitions: 1. Embryologic failure of fusion of vertebral arches and neural tube with consequent exposure of neural tissue at the surface; spina bifida cystica with myelocele or myeloschisis. 2. Spinal dysraphism.
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Rachischisis

Rachischisis (Greek: `rhachis - ῥάχις` - spine, and `schisis - σχίσις` - split) is a developmental birth defect involving the neural tube. This anomaly occurs in utero, when the posterior neuropore of the neural tube fails to close by the 27th intrauterine day. As a consequence the vertebrae overlying the open portion of the spinal...
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