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Spina bifida is a condition that occurs when a baby's spinal cord does not close completely during formation of the spine, states the Spina Bifida Association. It is the most common birth defect in the United States, as of March 2015.

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While doctors do not know the exact causes of spina bifida as of 2015, they suspect that a combination of genetic and environmental factors lead to the condition, states Mayo Clinic. Having a family history of neural tube defects along with folic acid deficiency is one ...

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SciencePhotoLibrary provides good images of this condition in its three various forms. Spina bifida associations provide a wealth of information on this condition. There are many pictures and information online for spina bifida if you click Images in your search engine.

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Spina bifida occulta is a widespread, relatively benign form of spina bifida, a condition characterized by the abnormal formation of one or more vertebrae, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Between 10 and 20 percent of the general...

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Approximately 90 percent of children born with spina bifida live into adulthood and are in school with children their own age, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The overall mortality rate of children with meningocele is estimated to be 10 to 15 percent be...

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Spina bifida occulta typically doesn't require treatment as it doesn't cause symptoms, notes Drugs.com. Other more serious types of spina bifida may need surgery to shut the vertebral opening, maintain spinal cord function and lower the risk of infection. Doctors someti...

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Approximately 90 percent of babies born with spina bifida live to adulthood, according to the Spina Bifida Association. Early detection makes the condition manageable, and 80 percent of children develop normal intelligence, while 75 percent are physically active in spor...