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What is the definition or description of: Spina bifida occulta?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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In brief: Defect

Spins bifida occulta is a term describing the failure of formation of the spinous process and potentially some degree of the laminar arch of one or more of the lower vertebrae.
As opposed to true spina bifida; it is rarely associated with any neurological deficit.

In brief: Defect

Spins bifida occulta is a term describing the failure of formation of the spinous process and potentially some degree of the laminar arch of one or more of the lower vertebrae.
As opposed to true spina bifida; it is rarely associated with any neurological deficit.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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