In people with this condition. It s a type of neural tube defect.
Spina bifida is a disease categorized as dysraphism or rachischisis which is disorders of fusion of dorsal midlins structures of the primitive neural tube a process that takes place during the ﬁrst 3 weeks of postconceptual life.
Slight spina bifida. Spina bifida occulta is the mildest type of spina bifida. Spina bifida occulta meningocele and myelomeningocele. Other diseases in the same category is meningocele and encephaloceles.
The neural tube is the structure in a developing embryo that eventually becomes the baby s brain spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. It s actually possible for people to be born with spina bifida occulta and feel no symptoms. Spina bifida occulta sbo is a common malformation of the spine.
The spinal cord and the nerves usually are normal. With it there is a small gap in the spine but no opening or sac on the back. Spina bifida occulta is one of the mild forms of spina bifida.
If a baby has the condition during development the neural tube a group of cells that. There are three main types. The name spina bifida occulta comes from the latin words spina meaning spine bifida meaning split and.
This usually involves the lower lumbosacral spine. Many times spina bifida occulta is not discovered until late childhood or adulthood. Spina bifida is what is known as a neural tube defect.
It occurs during development prior to birth. It occurs during a baby s development in its mother s womb usually in the first month of pregnancy. It s when the spinal cord brain or meninges their protective covering does not completely.
The most common location is the lower back but in rare cases it may be in the middle back or neck. Spina bifida is a relatively common birth defect in the u s. Spina bifida occulta is a congenital defect which occurs in the neural tube when the bony plates that form the bony spine covering the spinal cord do not form completely resulting in a defect of the spinous process spinous cleft or laminae paraspinal cleft 3 4.
Spina bifida is a birth defect in which there is incomplete closing of the spine and the membranes around the spinal cord during early development in pregnancy. Spina bifida occulta affects the spine causing the vertebrae to not close properly. The words literally mean split spine in latin.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don t form properly. The word occulta is a latin term that literally means hidden or secret which is true to form. It is sometimes called hidden spina bifida.