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Not necessarily. Spina Bifida usually is a HOLE in the lower back, with spinal tissue showing or sticking out of it. It could be Spina Bifida Occulta, a more mild form of Spina Bifida, but the diagnosis needs to be made by a physician.

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Q: Does a small bulge on a newborn's spine mean Spina Bifida?
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What are the signs of spina bifida occulta?

Sometimes the only signs of it may in the lower spine area as a dimple, a small tuft of hair, or a small growth. If one has an imaging scan and a tethered spinal cord is noted, this can sometimes be a sign of spina bifida occulta as well.


What is spinal befia?

Spina bifida is a congenital defect that occurs when a small part of the spinal cord along with its meninges are exposed.


What kind of surgery do you need to have for Spina Bifida?

That depends on the level of the vertebrae at which the defect occurs. Common surgeries for persons with Spina Bifida may include orthopedic surgeries, on the legs and feet, to improve position and usage, and bladder and kidney surgeries to improve function. Some may need an ileostomy to allow the passage of urine through a stoma on the stomach, if the bladder doesn't function well enough. Also many with Spina Bifida will need a shunt, a small tube to drain cerebrospinal fluid out of the brain, because hydrocephalus ("water on the brain") is common with Spina Bifida.


What are the types of Spina bifida?

From the Related link below:Myelomeningocele - most severe form with spinal cord exposureMeningocele - a severe form with the meninges protruding outside the spine under the skin of the backOccult spina bifida - the mildest form with often a small spinal defect often in the lower back


What are the different types of Spina Bifida?

From the Related link below:Myelomeningocele - most severe form with spinal cord exposureMeningocele - a severe form with the meninges protruding outside the spine under the skin of the backOccult spina bifida - the mildest form with often a small spinal defect often in the lower back


What is the difference between Spina Bifida and anencephaly?

Anencephaly is when a baby is born with a small or missing brain. Spina Bifida is a birth defect which causes a baby to be born with a hole in the back and/or missing bones (called "spinous processes") in the spine, and the spinal cord and nerves may be seen through a hole in the back or sticking out of the back. It does not cause a small or missing brain.


Describe the prenatal surgery procedure for treating spina bifida?

An incision the size of a small fist is made in the uterus. The surgeon loosens and lifts the tissues of the spinalcanal lesion and stitches them closed.


How is radiation linked to birth defects?

RADIATION. Exposure of the mother to high levels of radiation can cause small skull size (microcephaly), blindness, spina bifida, and cleft palate. How severe the defect is depends on the duration and timing of the exposure.


When a newborn voids frequently which reflects its small?

they void their bladder because it is very small in newborns


What is spinidifa?

Perhaps you mean spina bifida? This is a condition where the neural tube fails to properly close at about day 7 post conception. The condition can range in severity from spina bifida occulta, where there is a small opening in the bones of the spine, but the skin over it is closed, to open and exposed spinal cord, to anencephaly (failure of the brain to develop). Folic acid supplement has been included in the flour used in North America to pre-treat all women before conception through normal intake in the diet. Folic acid deficiency has been shown to increase the occurrence of neural tube defects in animal studies.


Why is the Earth bulge out?

Centrifical force causes the Earth to Bulge. The Earth is bigger around the Equator then anywhere else. The gravity of the Moon also has a small affect on the bulge.


What was the small town's name that during the Battle of Belgian Bulge?

Bastogne.

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