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What can my son and his wife do about their baby who has spina bifida. Can anyone help out?
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology
In brief: Spina bifida
Spina bifida is a problem with the spinal cord.
It occurs before the baby is born. The severity ranges widely. It is a malformation of the spinal cord, commonly affecting leg function. There are various management strategies, including surgeries which can help the symptoms. A good reference is: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/spinabifida.Html you might consult a pediatric neurosurgeon.

In brief: Spina bifida
Spina bifida is a problem with the spinal cord.
It occurs before the baby is born. The severity ranges widely. It is a malformation of the spinal cord, commonly affecting leg function. There are various management strategies, including surgeries which can help the symptoms. A good reference is: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/spinabifida.Html you might consult a pediatric neurosurgeon.
Dr. Peter Glusker
Dr. Peter Glusker
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
In brief: Neurosurgeon
Depends on the extent and symptomatology you must see a specialist.

In brief: Neurosurgeon
Depends on the extent and symptomatology you must see a specialist.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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