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    Myelomeningocele (A Severe Form of Spina Bifida)

    Myelomeningocele (A Severe Form of Spina Bifida)

    Myelomeningocele (a form of spina bifida)

    Myelomeningocele is a rare and severe form of spina bifida in which part of the spinal nerves or spinal cord is exposed on the outside of the skin. This type of spina bifida can lead to health problems, physical disability, and learning problems. Treatment usually includes surgery, braces or other corrective devices, physical therapy, and sometimes extra help in school.

    By Healthwise Staff
    John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
    Last Revised March 18, 2013

    Last Revised: March 18, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

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