is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. There are three main types: spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele
Neurological impairment is common: including:
- Muscle weakness of the legs, sometimes involving paralysis.
- Bowel and bladder problems.
- Seizures, especially if the child requires a shunt.
- Orthopedic problems — such as deformed feet, uneven hips and a curved spine (scoliosis)
Diagnostic tests include:
- Blood tests
Imaging tests include:
Consult General and Neurophysician at Aadil Hospital for surgical procedure.