spina bifida

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Synonyms for spina bifida

a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed

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Hydrocephalus is one of the most common complications of spinal dysraphism.
Spinal dysraphism (or spina bifida) Myelomeningocele
Practitioners who are not suspicious of occult spinal dysraphism may overlook the primary problem of tethered cord, causing their patients to undergo unnecessary surgeries on the spine, bladder, and extremities.
In occult spinal dysraphism, spinal lipomas and dermal sinus tracks are the most common disorders presenting as clinical problems.
By definition, occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) is characterised by intact overlying skin, although most patients have some form of cutaneous stigmata.
He had good sphincter tone and examination of his back did not reveal any stigmata of a spinal dysraphism.
Genetic and environmental factors act together to cause the condition, which ranges in severity from occult spinal dysraphism, signalled by a dimple (or red marks, hyperpigmented patches, tufts of hair or small lumps) in an infant's lower back to meningomyelocele (complicated by hydrocephalus in ~80-90% of cases).