Spina Bifida

Congenital Condition

The cause of Spinal Bifida

Spinal Bifida is part of a birth defect called neural tube defect. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that develops into the baby's brain, spinal cord, and the tissue that enclose them. Sometimes the neural tube form early in pregnancy and closes by the twenty-eighth day after conception. In babies with Spinal Bifida, a portion of the neural tube fail to develop or close. When having Spinal Bifida that fails to close or develop, the causing defect in the spinal cord and in the bones of the spine separate.

How can this be treated from the Spinal Bifida and what the conditions are?

Some people with Spinal Bifida doesn't need any treatment at all! Children with meningocele typically require surgery to remove the cyst and survive with little or if any disability. The child should be transferred immediately to a center where newborn surgery can be performed. Treatment with this cure is started as soon as the myelomeningocele is recognized, this prevents infection of the spinal cord, which can be fatal. There is no cure for spina bifida, but the goal of this is to allow the individual to achieve the highest possible level of function.