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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
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spina bifida

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(medicine)
A congenital anomaly characterized by defective closure of the vertebral canal with herniation of the spinal cord meninges.
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Our patient did not have any spinal dysraphism. We hypothesize that she had an ERWT that spread through the vertebral foramina and was secondarily attached to the kidney.
Spinal bony defects were found in 110(62.8%) patients, and of these, 96(87%) had spinal dysraphism. Myelomeningocele, meningocele and sacral agenesis was found in 58(60.4%) of the 96 patient with spinal dysraphism.
Occult spinal dysraphism in the presence of rare cutaneous stigma in a neonate: importance of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.
Faun tail: a rare cutaneous marker of spinal dysraphism. Skinmed.
Ramsamy and co-workers [8] found an unusual complication in their case of neonatal meningococcal meningitis, and finally Sarmast et al [9] describe a rare, tail-like appendage as yet another manifestation of spinal dysraphism.
Objective: To demonstrate the spectrum of MR imaging findings in patients with suspected spinal dysraphism in a Military Hospital.
Treatment should also be considered in patients with periocular or liver hemangiomas, hemangiomas of the airway, spinal dysraphism or genitourinary complications, or in PHACE syndrome, she said.
Key words: Neurogenic bladder; pediatric patient; renal failure; spinal dysraphism; transplantation.
SCM is a rare form of spinal dysraphism which occurs as a result of the foetus having an accessory neurenteric canal.
Key Words: neural tube defect, spinal dysraphism, epidural analgesia, spina bifida, obstetric analgesia
Spinal dysraphism from T10 to S2 with widened interpediculate distance and lack of fusion of posterior elements, and