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What are neural tube defects?

What are neural tube defects?

NTD: Neural tube defects are a host of lesions that affect the spinal cord. They vary in degree from spina bifida occulta ( mildest ) to craniorrachischis totalis ( severest), spina bifida, and myelomengocele being the most frequently encountered. They have been linked to a diet deficient in folate (folic acid) during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are neural tube defect babies active?

Are neural tube defect babies active?

Possibly: It depends on multiple factors. There are different degrees of neural tube defects. Some people can have a mild defect and other may have a severe defect. It also depends on the location of the defect. Your doctor might be able to better answer this question with all of the relevant information. ...Read more

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Is arnold chiari malformation type one a neural tube defect?

Is arnold chiari malformation type one a neural tube defect?

No: The more accepted term is chiari malformation as arnold-chiari is an older term. This type of malformation is not a neural tube defect, but rather an abnormal migration of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of the foramen magnum (chiari type 1). This defect is attributed to a congenitally small posterior fossa, thus allowing the cerebellar tonsils to migrate downward. ...Read more

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What is neural tube defects often mentioned in pregnancy..?

Spina Bifida: "neural tube defects" is a general name for developmental problems regarding the early developing spinal cord. The most commonly known defect is called "spina bifida" -- a defect in which the developing spinal cord is open to the skin on the back of the baby. This can lead to bowel or bladder control problems, neurologic problems, and even paralysis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neural tube defect?

What are the tests for neural tube defect?

Ultrasound, MSAFP.: Prenatal ultrasound should have >90% sensitivity for open neural tube defect detection around 20 weeks. Earlier (>16 weeks) risk stratification can occur with screening maternal blood for AFP - although that is not diagnostic and has to be followed by ultrasound for confirmation and/or differential diagnosis. Fetal MRI is used as part of evaluation for possible fetal surgery to treat spina bifida. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neural tube defects?

Antepartum Dx.: There are screening tests available to detect neural tube defects in the fetus. The most common is called alfa fetoprotein. The levels of this substance is significantly increased if the fetus is affected with an open neural tube defect. ...Read more

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What is the best neural tube defect test?

NTD: The "best" test is an amniotic fluid AFP concentration. That picks up about 90% of open neural tube defects. However, an ultrasound examination also picks up the majority of open neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is fallopian tube cancer the same as uterine cancer?

Is fallopian tube cancer the same as uterine cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Fallopian tube cancer is the same as ovarian cancer and is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It is best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by chemotherapy in most cases. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the fallopian tube?

Fibroid tumors in the fallopian tube?

Not very likely: Fibroid rumors usually arise from the muscular layer of the uterus! which doesn't extend into the tubes. ...Read more

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Is posterior cleft deformity of the sacrum also called spina bifida occulta?

Is posterior cleft deformity of the sacrum also called spina bifida occulta?

Spina bifida: Spina bifida refers to a deformity or defect within the lumbosacral spine and yes a posterior cleft deformity would be a form of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state.The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more

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Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

No: While there is no direct causal link between smoking and fallopian tube blockage, it is so bad for your overall health that you should stop as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is eustachian tube dysfunction, bilateral?

As follows.: The main symptom is muffled or dulled hearing. You may also have ear pain because the eardrum is tensed and stretched. Other symptoms that may also develop include a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) and dizziness. One or both ears may be affected. See ENT doc to manage this problem. ...Read more

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Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Salpingitis: Yes, scarring of the fallopian tubes can occur with any form of inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

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Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Yes: When you use the word cancer, it implies malignant. However, there are many tumors (abnormal growth of cells) that are not cancer/malignant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the relationship between cranioschisis and neural tube defects (ntds)?

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Same thing: Cranioschisis is simply a type of neural tube defect. Cranioschisis refers to when the cranial end of the neural tube does not close and the skull and brain do not form properly as a result. There are other types of neural tube defects which affect the development of the spinal cord instead of the brain. Spina bifida is an example. ...Read more

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Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Sometimes yes!: It depends on the patient and the reason the tube(s) is (are) blocked. Tubal cannulation under fluoroscopy and by hysteroscopy have both been studied extensively since the early 1990s (it was actually first done with a whale bone in the 1890s!) the most important consideration is whether the woman is a appropriate candidate for the procedure. ...Read more