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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

    Current as ofNovember 20, 2015

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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