Spina bifida is a congenital developmental disorder characterized by the incomplete closure of the neural tube – also known as a neural tube defect (NTD) – which occurs when the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) does not form normally in the womb during the early stages of pregnancy. This leaves some vertebrae of the spinal open, and occasionally there is also a fluid-filled sac on the spinal cord.
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Additional information and resources:
Spina Bifida Association
Frequently Asked Questions About Spina Bifida (FAQs)
Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
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