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What is spina bifida and how is it caused?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery

In brief: Congenital

This is a failure of the bones to fuse at birth usually in the lower spine.
Sometimes the nerves to the legs and bladder are also malformed. So in effect, you are born with it.

In brief: Congenital

This is a failure of the bones to fuse at birth usually in the lower spine.
Sometimes the nerves to the legs and bladder are also malformed. So in effect, you are born with it.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
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