Doctor insights on:
Sacral Dimple Spina Bifida
8 year old with mild spina bifida. We just found she has 2 cysts on the sacral region of her spine. Can cysts be malignant? We are worried
My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. Her urologist found 2 cysts on her sacral part of spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon appoint. Need more info?
Spina bifida assoc.:
Here is a link for loads of information and resources:
http://www. Spinabifidaassociation. Org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8028963/k.BE67/Home. Htm ...Read more
My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. A recent MRI shows 2 cysts on her sacral part of her spine. Waiting for neurosurgeon but just worried about them being rumors Etc. Can you tell me more?
Spina Bifida &: Spinal Dysraphism, "mild Spina Bifida", can be associated with syringomyelia, a collection of cerebrospinal fluid within the spinal cord or if cystic, a syrinx, sometimes without a Chiari Malformation (congenital anomaly of the cerebellum), hydrocephalus or a tethered cord. Both can also be associated with benign fatty tumors, lipomas. Malignant spinal cord tumors would be much less likely. ...Read more
Studies show that: The incidence of neural tube defects (NTD's) like open Spina Bifida would decrease by 70% if all women took 0.4mg of Folic Acid daily from menarche to menopause. However, this dose does not prevent NTD's in offspring of women with variations in several genes involved in folate (folic acid) & homocysteine metabolism. There are also inheritable genetic causes of NTD's that are not related to folate (folic acid) metabolism. ...Read more
Although depictions: Of people with Spina Bifida go back 12, 000 years, Amsterdam's Dr. Nicholas Tulp named the disorder between 1618-1652. Dr. Giovanni Battista Morgagni an Italian, linked lower-limb deformity & hydrocephalus to Spina Bifida in 1761. Studies show that the incidence of NTD's could decrease by as much as 70% if all women were to take a daily Folic Acid supplement from menarche to menopause. ...Read more
Many: Embryonic development involves progressive closure of the neuro cord which becomes the spine. This closure may be slightly incomplete (occult) or remain a cyst (meningomyelocele) or remain completely open. In some the pelvis and anus do not develop properly. Nerves to bladder, bowel, and legs may only partially develop. The brain may not develop properly, and hydrocephalus may develop. ...Read more
Unlikely: Spina bifida (there are several types) is associated with some known genetic defects however the majority of cases are spontaneous and most cases are more likely related to folate (folic acid) deficiency during pregnancy. The general answer is that this is unlikely to occur in your nephew. ...Read more
Spina bifida: It would take a textbook to answer this question as they are many types and severity. In short spina bifida can be mild with no skin stigmata such as spina bifida occulta. To the more severe disorder where this is actual herniation of the spinal cord through the skin and muscle and again there are both mild and severe forms of this. ...Read more
Spina Bifida: Combination of Genetic & Environmental risk factors, such as Family history of Neural tube defects & Folic acid deficiency, White or Hispanic race, Female sex, some anti-seizure medications taken during pregnancy such as Depakote, Obese Diabetic women who get pregnant & their Diabetes not controlled, & women who develop Fever during pregnancy. ...Read more
Fetal surgery.: All interventions for open neural tube defects aim at preventing further neuronal loss and cannot restore damage already done. That is why fetal interventions can prove a major breakthrough in prenatally diagnosed cases: the fetal neuronal plasticity and ability to regenerate damaged tissues is such that a much better long-term outcome can be achieved. Http://women. Texaschildrens. Org/fetalcenter/. ...Read more
Skin covering: Spina bifida occulta, like open spina bifida, is a congenital malformation involving a problem with closing of the neural tube during development. However, there is not exposed neural tissue in spina bifida occulta. There can be tracts connecting the skin to the spinal cord, or lipomas or bands (tight filum) which can cause neurologic deficit. There can also be bony issues. ...Read more
Call Pain Specialist:
There are several well qualified pain specialists in your area. That might get you started. They can help coordinate your pain care and get other consultants involved.
http://health. Usnews. Com/doctors/pain-management-specialists/syracuse-ny ...Read more
Depends: This depends on how you define it. Meningoceles as they are commonly labeled originate anywhere from the neck down to the base of the spine and involve spina bifida. When a meningocele (bag of meninges) arises from the areas above the spine, it is more often labeled an encephalocoel because it usually has brain and meninges in it. ...Read more
Suite: As long as your skin is closed your neoprene suit should be fine. ...Read more
A lot: That's a complicated question with spinal bifida being a broad phrase covering a lot of different problems in the spine. Sometimes a microscope is used. Usually we use everything we normally use for most spine surgeries and occasionally some micro instruments for delicate work. ...Read more
Many: Spina bifida, where the spinal cord and/or overlying structures do not completely fuse, can often be detected on prenatal ultrasound. Sometimes you can directly see the defect, such as a hole in the skin overlying the spinal cord. Other findings include the "lemon" and "banana" sign, referring to abnormal head shape. Ask your doctor about your risk of spina bifida based on your ultrasound results. ...Read more