Spina bifida (myelomeningocele, meningocele, occulta) – causes, symptoms, treatment

What is spina bifida? Spina bifida is a birth defect where the backbone doesn’t close completely and can result in three main types—spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the definition, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of spina bifida.

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Script: Brooke Miller, PhD, Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/basics/definition/con-20035356
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina_bifida
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/basics/definition/con-20035356
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/311113-overview
http://www.meb.uni-bonn.de/dtc/primsurg/docbook/html/x10181.html
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