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A 32-year-old male asked:

Is there any alternative to surgery for spinal bifida? i have heard this disease is mostly found/prone to newborn child?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See Below: If your child has true spina bifida, he or she needs surgery. If it is spina bifida occulta, no surgery is needed.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: The surgery for this type of condition is usually done to make sure there is no exposed spinal tissue. The long term effects may also need surgery. Talk to your neurosurgeon about options and treatment plans.

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Last updated Dec 30, 2016

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