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Is meningocele and spina bifida the same thing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Related terms

Spina bifida is a fancy way to say that a spine segment or segments did not close along their backside.
Meningocoel is a term for the spinal cord & elements that would balloon out the back if the spine did not close and contain them. People often use the term to describe a similar process. The most common location is at the base of the spine, but both could happen in the neck also.

In brief: Related terms

Spina bifida is a fancy way to say that a spine segment or segments did not close along their backside.
Meningocoel is a term for the spinal cord & elements that would balloon out the back if the spine did not close and contain them. People often use the term to describe a similar process. The most common location is at the base of the spine, but both could happen in the neck also.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Meningomyelocele and spina bifida are an interrelated problem, in that all people with the former have the latter.

In brief: Yes

Meningomyelocele and spina bifida are an interrelated problem, in that all people with the former have the latter.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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