Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs in utero where the spinal cord does not develop or close properly.

The symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the type of spina bifida and the level of the injury in the spine. Typical complications of spina bifida include full or partial paralysis below the spinal level, bladder and bowel dysfunction, hydrocephalus, latex allergy, mobility impairments, and orthopedic complications, such as scoliosis and muscle contracture.

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