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treatment for spina bifida occulta

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spina Bifida: Usually spina bifida occulta doesn't require intervention. Here is info on care for spina bifida: http://www.Nurse-ocha.Com/2009/02/spina-bifida.Html.
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spina bifida: If it is true spina bifida occulta meaning there is no open lesion on the lower back there is no special nursing care required.
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
None needed: Spina bifida occulta is usually found as an incidental finding when evaluating the cause of back pain. unless there is an indication of bladder or bo ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Spina bifida occulta by itself is an asymptomatic condition. However co-existence of other spinal anomalies can lead to back pain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Spina bifida occulta is a mild defect of the spine where some of the bones don't completely fuse together to close the spinal canal. Usually occurrin ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Not that I know of: Spina bifida occulta is a failure of the vertebral arch to close completely. It is asymptomatic. In patients with neurologically involved spina bifi ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: Spina bifida occult is a minor congenital variation without symptomatic or pathologic features. Meningomyelocele is major defect in spine where dieec ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Normal variant : Spinal bifida occurs when during embryonic development the neural tube which forms the spinal cord and surrounding bones does not completely close. Sp ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Would be helpful...: ...to understand what "stomach trouble" you're experiencing so as to better answer your question. Can you expound on your concerns.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Maybe nothing: The term occulta means that the finding was an incidental discovery during x-ray of your spine. It can be a normal variant with no clinical significa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Wacker
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Skin covering: Spina bifida occulta, like open spina bifida, is a congenital malformation involving a problem with closing of the neural tube during development. Ho ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Certainly: Most people with spina bifida occulta are unaware of hteir condition and do not have any symptoms from this. Most of the time it doesn't cause any pr ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Defect: Spins bifida occulta is a term describing the failure of formation of the spinous process and potentially some degree of the laminar arch of one or mo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually no problems: Spina bifida occulta refers to a loss of the posterior elements of one of the vertebrae. It is usually an incidental finding. However, it can on occas ... Read More

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