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. In utero, the neural tube fails to close completely. The anomaly originates as the posterior neuropore fail to close at the end of 27th intrauterine life. As a consequence the vertebrae overlyin...
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