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Are there effective natural treatments for neural tube defects?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are no natural treatments for neural tube defects.
The presence of a neural tube defect in a fetus requires surgical closure either in utero or after delivery. Closure of the defect can be associated with accumulation of fluid in the brain and shunting is sometimes necessary.

In brief: No

There are no natural treatments for neural tube defects.
The presence of a neural tube defect in a fetus requires surgical closure either in utero or after delivery. Closure of the defect can be associated with accumulation of fluid in the brain and shunting is sometimes necessary.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unfortunately neural tube defects require surgery to close the defect to preserve as much spinal cord function at and below the cord and to prevent infection, especially meningitis.

In brief: No

Unfortunately neural tube defects require surgery to close the defect to preserve as much spinal cord function at and below the cord and to prevent infection, especially meningitis.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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