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- n. A form of spina bifida characterized by protrusion of the spinal meninges
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hernia of the spinal cord and its membranes; spina bifida.
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- n. a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
In the most serious and most common form, called myelomeningocele, the spine protrudes through an opening of the spinal column where it is sometimes enclosed in a fluid-filled sac.
In myelomeningocele, the most common and serious form of spina bifida, part of the spinal cord pushes through the open vertebrae and protrudes through the baby's back in an exposed sac.
The breadth of Fetal Treatment Center Research opportunities is made possible by the experience of the world-renowned Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, including an ongoing NICHD-sponsored multicenter, randomized, clinical trial examining fetal treatment of myelomeningocele.
The study plans to enroll 200 pregnant women carrying fetuses diagnosed with myelomeningocele.
The second is an outcomes study using video urodynamic recordings to assess the outcomes from fetal repair of patients with myelomeningocele.
In children with myelomeningocele, which affects about 1,500 babies a year, the spinal cord protrudes through an opening in the spine.
I was born with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele and have a lifetime of experience to share -- tips, tricks and shortcuts that I have learned along the way that can make life easier.
About 1,500 babies are born each year with the most severe form of the condition, known as myelomeningocele.
About 1,500 babies are born each year with the most severe form of the condition treated in the study, known as myelomeningocele.
Intradural inclusion cysts following in utero closure of myelomeningocele: clinical implications and follow-up findings.
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