spina bifida

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spina bifida

a congenital condition in which the meninges of the spinal cord protrude through a gap in the backbone, sometimes causing enlargement of the skull (due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid) and paralysis

spina bifida

[¦spī·nə ′bī·fəd·ə]
(medicine)
A congenital anomaly characterized by defective closure of the vertebral canal with herniation of the spinal cord meninges.
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The defects included 1 laryngomalacia, 1 meningomyelocele, 1 hypospadias, 1 club foot, 1 hypertonicity of extremities and 1 cleft palate.
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Three infants were diagnosed with meningomyelocele and one with Dandy Walker syndrome.
2-4) In children, cricopharyngeal achalasia is usually an isolated finding; however, it has been associated with Arnold-Chiari malformation, meningomyelocele, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, congenital suprabulbar palsy, and mitochondrial DNA deletions.