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Spina Bifida Occulta

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What is the most common name for spina bifida?

The most common name for Spina Bifida IS Spina Bifida. It is also known as myelomeningocele.


Is Spina Bifida associated with meningomyelocele?

Meningomyelocele is the most severe form of Spina Bifida.


What population does Spina Bifida affect most?

Spina bifida is most common in the countries of Ireland and Wales. It is also more common in Caucasians in general, and more common in females.


What is the most severe form of spina bifida?

The most severe form of Spina Bifida is Myelomeningocele. Babies with this form are born with an opening in the skin of their back and part of the spinal cord and nerves are exposed.


What is a type of neural tube defect?

spina bifida is the most common defect


Is Spina Bifida rare or common?

Spina Bifida is the most common neural tube defect, which means defects which affect the brain and spinal cord. Statistically it occurs in 1 birth out of 1000.


The most common form of neural tube defects is Spina Bifida?

Yes. From the Related link below: Estimates of prevalence from 5% to as high as 40% have been proposed (for Spina Bifida Occulta, the least severe form), and Meningomyelocele (the most severe form) in about 1 in 1000 live births in the US.


What effects does Spina Bifida have on people?

There are 3 forms of spina bifida. Spina Bifida Occulta, Meningocele, and Myelomeningocele. The worst form Myelomengingocele is the most common and the effects can include learning disabilities and sometimes developmental disabilities (mental retardation). It affects 1 in 1000 babies born. 90% of them are born with the most serious form (Myelomengingocele). Spina bifida usually results in some paralysis/loss of control of the legs, bowel, and bladder, and is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (water on the brain).


How did Nicholas Tulp discover the birth defect Spina Bifida?

He didn't "discover" it. One can see Spina Bifida quite plainly when an infant is born, unless it is the most mild form thereof, called Spina Bifida Occulta. What Nicholas Tulp did was give Spina Bifida its name and he also gave the first medical description of it.


Can someone with Spina Bifida have it all their life and not get diagnosis until they are in their thirties?

If they have the most mild form of Spina Bifida, called Spina Bifida Occulta, then yes, this is certainly possible. Spina Bifida Occulta often shows no outward signs and is many times not discovered until the person has an x-ray or other procedure in which the spine is seen.


Can Spina Bifida be treated?

Absolutely. Spina Bifida is one of the most common permanently disabling birth defects in the United States. Since the gene for Spina Bifida was found in 2007, it seems everyone is involved in looking for a better treatment till there's a cure!Googling spina bifida research will yield 761,000 pages in (14 seconds)!Or try spina bifida causes 494,000 pages. (0.24 seconds)For spina bifida treatment 780,000 pages. (0.29 seconds)


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