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:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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