Spina Bifida

Sondra Sparks

What is Spina Bifida?

  • Birth defect called neural tube defects
  • Condition that affects the spine
  • Usually apparent at birth
  • Can happen anywhere along the spine
  • The backbone that protects the spinal cord does not form
  • Results to damage to the spinal cord and nerves
  • 3 types of spina bifida
  1. Myelomeningocele
  2. Mengicele
  3. Spina bifida occulta

Work cited

    • Website Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Article Title: Facts
    • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Electronically Published: April 28, 2015
    • Date Accessed: October 14, 2015
    • Website Title: - Mayo Clinic
    • Article Title: Spina bifida
    • Date Accessed: October 14, 2015