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Spina bifida --what surgery and other treatment?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends on type
This is not a simple answer as it depends on the type and severity.
If the neural tube defect is large and protruding, it may require an open operation to repair the spinal sac and place all the nerve roots back into the sac.

In brief: Depends on type
This is not a simple answer as it depends on the type and severity.
If the neural tube defect is large and protruding, it may require an open operation to repair the spinal sac and place all the nerve roots back into the sac.
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