Spina Bifida


Spina Bifida involves incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings

Three types Meningocele, Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus

Its when two sides of the embryo's spine fail to join together, leaving an open area

occurs first month of pregnancy

spinal cord of other membranes may push through this opening in the back

Work cited

"Spina Bifida - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Spina Bifida from WebMD." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.

"Spina Bifida." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Ed. Joseph H. Piatt. The Nemours Foundation, 01 Oct. 2011. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.