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What can you tell me about spina bifida?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a very generic term that covers a lot of disorders of the spine that occur at birth.
These can range from defects in the spinal bone to loss of the muscle and skin covering leading to herniation of the spinal cord and roots. There are a wide variety of causes known.

In brief: Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a very generic term that covers a lot of disorders of the spine that occur at birth.
These can range from defects in the spinal bone to loss of the muscle and skin covering leading to herniation of the spinal cord and roots. There are a wide variety of causes known.
Dr. James Goodrich
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