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Is there any known link between scoliosis and spina bifida occulta?
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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 occurring at the very bottom of the spine. This diagnosis is usually incidental. And it just may be a coincidence if a patient has both scoliosis and spina bifida occulta.

In brief: 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 occurring at the very bottom of the spine. This diagnosis is usually incidental. And it just may be a coincidence if a patient has both scoliosis and spina bifida occulta.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Spina bifida occult is a minor congenital variation without symptomatic or pathologic features.
Meningomyelocele is major defect in spine where dieect in posterior spine exposes meninges and neural components of spine.These patients usually have problems of urinary and fecal incontinence and problems with legs, not able to walk.

In brief: No
Spina bifida occult is a minor congenital variation without symptomatic or pathologic features.
Meningomyelocele is major defect in spine where dieect in posterior spine exposes meninges and neural components of spine.These patients usually have problems of urinary and fecal incontinence and problems with legs, not able to walk.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: 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 bifida, scoliosis (lateral spine curvature) is associated.

In brief: 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 bifida, scoliosis (lateral spine curvature) is associated.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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