Spinal bifida is a birth defect affecting the spinal column. The abnormal deformities of the spine are caused by anomalous vertebral development in the embryo. This defect is identified only by the routine chest films. A wide variety of congenital, developmental, traumatic and neoplastic disorders may occur in the pediatric age group.
Symptoms Of Spinal Bifida
- Complete lack of sensation
- Complete paralysis of legs
- Weakness of hips
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Build up of fluid inside the skull
Types Of Spinal Bifida
Spinal bifida occulta
Spinal bifida is rarely occurred defect linked with complications and is not visible. It is discovered accidentally when the person has an x-ray or MRI scan for some other reasons.
A membrane that surrounds the spinal cord enlarged and cause serious problems when it is visible. It can be cured by the necessary assistance of the pediatrics.
Spinal bifida cystica
It is a complex form of spinal bifida, involves neurological problems that can be very serious or even fatal. It is visible on the body and section of stem from the cord are exposed.
Spinal bifida surgery to repair the defect recommended to early age after the childbirth. The infant must be handled carefully to reduce damage to the exposed spinal cord.
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