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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Patients who presented with various neurological problems and skin stigmata suspicious of spinal dysraphism.
Diffuse hypertrichosis and faun-tail naevus as cutaneous markers of spinal dysraphism.
Patients and Methods: Patients were referred from neurology, neurosurgery and general surgery departments of Military Hospital and Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi who presented with various neurological problems and skin stigmata having suspicion of spinal dysraphism.
Freund M, Thale A, Hutzelmann A: Radiologic and histopathologic findings in a rare case of complex occult spinal dysraphism with association of a lumbar fibrolipoma, neurenteric cyst and tethered cord syndrome.
18) Epidermoids may be primary or, as is more common in children, iatrogenic secondary to inadvertent inclusion of skin debris during surgical intervention, such as repair of spinal dysraphism.
It is often related to spinal dysraphism or occasionally occurs as a result of repeated lumbar punctures.
Hydrocephalus is one of the most common complications of spinal dysraphism.
Spinal dysraphism (or spina bifida) Myelomeningocele
Advanced imaging technology in recent decades has allowed more thorough investigation of these patients and better defined the association of such lesions with spinal dysraphism and tethered spinal cord.
Tethered cord syndrome and occult spinal dysraphism.
That could indicate tethered spinal cord and spinal dysraphism, so I worry about that," Dr.