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www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/symptoms-causes/syc-20377860

Spina bifida occulta results in a small separation or gap in one or more of the bones of the spine (vertebrae). Many people who have spina bifida occulta don't even know it, unless the condition is discovered during an imaging test done for unrelated reasons. Myelomeningocele. Also known as open spina bifida, myelomeningocele is the most severe ...

www.healthline.com/health/spina-bifida

Symptoms of myelomeningocele spina bifida include: open spinal canal over some vertebrae, usually in the middle or lower part of the back membranes and spinal cord pushed outside the back in an ...

www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/spina-bifida

Myelomeningocele: This is the most severe type of spina bifida. Here, the baby's spinal canal is open in one or several places in the lower or middle back, and a sac of fluid pokes out.

rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/3475/myelomeningocele

Myelomeningocele is the most severe form of spina bifida.It happens when parts of the spinal cord and nerves come through the open part of the spine. It causes nerve damage and other disabilities.

www.emedicinehealth.com/spina_bifida/symptom.htm

Spina bifida is a birth defect affecting the spinal column where it forms a cleft or splitting in the back part of the backbones (spinal vertebrae); in some patients, the more severe form involves the spinal cord. There are three main types of spina bifida, spina bifida occulta with no symptoms or signs (usually discovered by accident), meningocele (with a lump or cyst visible but usually ...

www.seattlechildrens.org/conditions/myelomeningocele

A myelomeningocele (pronounced my-elo-men-IN-go-seal) is a defect of the backbone (spine) and spinal cord. Before birth, the baby’s spine, the spinal cord and the spinal canal do not form or close normally. A myelomeningocele is the most serious form of spina bifida. In babies with myelomeningocele:

www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/qa/what-are-symptoms-of-spina-bifida-occulta...

With spina bifida occulta, the most obvious sign might be a tuft of hair or a birthmark at the site of the defect. With meningocele and myelomeningocele, you can see the sac poking through the ...

www.healthline.com/health/myelomeningocele

Meningomyelocele, also commonly known as myelomeningocele, is a type of spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the spinal canal and the backbone don’t close before the baby is born.

www.columbiaspine.org/condition/myelomeningocele

Myelomeningocele is a form of spina bifida. Spina bifida itself is part of the umbrella category of spinal dysraphism. Other names for myelomeningocele include open spina bifida and spina bifida aperta. With support, most children and adults with spina bifida lead active and fulfilling lives. Symptoms. Myelomeningocele is visible at birth as a ...

www.healthline.com/health/spina-bifida-occulta

Spina bifida occulta vs. open spina bifida While related to SBO, open spina bifida (or myelomeningocele), which is what most people think of when they read about spina bifida, is a more serious ...