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 an... More »

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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 functi... More »

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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 intelligen... More »

Medical conditions associated with Chiari malformations include hydrocephalus, spina bifida, syringomyelia, tethered cord syndrome and spinal curvature, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and S... More »

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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 ... More »

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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 functi... More »

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Doctors do not know the exact cause of transverse myelitis, but the condition typically occurs after an infection or as a complication of another condition, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders a... More »