What is Spina Bifida- A Congenital defect of the Spine in which part of the Spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone.
Causes- The Doctors are not certain what causes the Spina Bifida
Statistics- About 1,500-2,000 babies are born with Spina Bifida each year
Symptoms- Can be seen on the skin above the spinal defect they included abnormal tuft of hair, a birthmark, or protruding spinal cord tissue
How is it detected- it is the maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein
When is the birth defect detected- Before Birth
Is there curet for the birth defect- There is no cure for Spina Bifida
Is there treatment for Spina Bifida- No there are not treatment for Spina Bifida
What was the long term effects- The long-term effects of spina bifida will vary based upon type of spina bifida, the severity of the child's symptoms, and the location of the defect in the spinal cord (the higher the defect, the greater the complications) and may include: Chiari II malformation. Hydrocephalus and shunt blockage. Bed sores.