The spinal lining spinal cord and nerve roots protrude. The name occulta which means hidden indicates that a layer of skin covers the malformation or opening in the vertebrae.
But the spinal cord is not in this sack so there s little or no damage to the nerve pathways.
Most serious form of spina bifida. The spinal canal is open along several vertebrae in the lower or middle back. There are four types of spina bifida. Generally people use the terms.
Myelomeningocele this is the most common and serious type of spina bifida. About 80 of children born with myelomeningocele develop hydrocephalus. The effects of myelomeningocele the most serious form of spina bifida may include muscle weakness or paralysis below the area of the spine where the incomplete closure or cleft occurs loss of sensation below the cleft and loss of bowel and bladder control.
Spinal fluid leaks from the baby s back. There are three types of spina bifida. The spinal cord and nerves are moderately or severely damaged through the opening in the spine.
Myelomeningocele is the most serious type of spina bifida. Paralysis in the lower part of the body is possible which also affects a person s bowel and bladder control. In others tissue and nerves are exposed.
Build up of cerebral spine fluid in ventricles of the brain. With this condition a sac of fluid comes through an opening in the baby s back. The most serious form of spina bifida.
Spina bifida major d. In some cases sacs are covered with skin. Myelomeningocele this is the most severe form of spina bifida where a portion of the spinal cord itself protrudes through the back.
It is the most common most serious form of spina bifida with a high risk of paralysis. The membranes and spinal nerves push through this opening at birth forming a sac on the baby s back typically exposing tissues and nerves. Occulta is the mildest and most common form in which one or more vertebrae are malformed.
Occulta closed neural tube defects meningocele and myelomeningocele. Also known as open spina bifida myelomeningocele is the most severe type. Myelomeningocele meningocele and spina bifida occulta.
The most serious form of spina bifida is. This is the most severe type of spina bifida. Part of the spinal cord and nerves are in this sac and are damaged.
Here the baby s spinal canal is open in one or several places in the lower or middle back and a sac of fluid pokes out.