Category:Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida, in general, is defined as "a neural tube defect" that results when the inferior neuropore does not close, although it has also been suggested that a closed tube may reopen in some cases. Developing vertebrae do not close around an incomplete neural tube, resulting in a bony defect at the distal end of the tube." The exact cause of spina bifida is unknown but there may be associated with genetic, environmental and dietary factors that can predispose the development of the condition in certain individuals.

Pages in category "Spina Bifida"

The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total.