Myelomeningocele is a rare and severe form of spina bifida in which part of the spinal nerves or spinal cord is exposed on the outside of the skin. This type of spina bifida can lead to health problems, physical disability, and learning problems. Treatment usually includes surgery, braces or other corrective devices, physiotherapy, and sometimes extra help in school.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics