Myelomenigocoele or Hydrocephalus

Can you name the Myelomenigocoele or Hydrocephalus

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the most common form of spina bifida
developmental congenital disorder
occurs when the embryonic neural tube does not fuse during embryonic development
spinal cord and the meninges protrude from the back
Standard treatment is to repair the defect and close the tube
risk factors include diabetic mother
risk factors include obese child
risk factors include family history
risk factors include medications
risk factors include too much folate in diet
occurs in about 1 in 1000 babies
one of the most common birth defects worldwide
excessive volume of cerebrospinal fluid is found within the cranium
ventricles are widened and create high pressure on the tissues
can only be acquired
mechanisms of this and other possible causes are not well understood
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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017

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