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If my brother has spina bifida, will I have a higher chance of having a child with spina bifida?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes but unreliable

As a true genetic link and/or mutation has not been established, we do understand that there is increased risk in a first generation relative with spina bifida.
However, most spina bifida is sporadic and difficult to establish a risk.

In brief: Yes but unreliable

As a true genetic link and/or mutation has not been established, we do understand that there is increased risk in a first generation relative with spina bifida.
However, most spina bifida is sporadic and difficult to establish a risk.
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