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Is there a cure for spina bifida that restores nerves to the congenital defect?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Nope.

All interventions for open neural tube defects aim at preventing further neuronal loss and cannot restore damage already done.
That is why fetal interventions can prove a major breakthrough in prenatally diagnosed cases: the fetal neuronal plasticity and ability to regenerate damaged tissues is such that a much better long-term outcome can be achieved. http://women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/.

In brief: Nope.

All interventions for open neural tube defects aim at preventing further neuronal loss and cannot restore damage already done.
That is why fetal interventions can prove a major breakthrough in prenatally diagnosed cases: the fetal neuronal plasticity and ability to regenerate damaged tissues is such that a much better long-term outcome can be achieved. http://women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/.
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