It occurs during a baby s development in its mother s womb usually in the first month of pregnancy. What is spina bifida occulta.
It is sometimes called hidden spina bifida.
Spina bifida occulta in adults. Misshapen legs and feet. The spinal cord and the nerves usually are normal. They found that although the presentation is unusual surgical correction holds relatively low risk and offers potential for neurological stabilization.
Researchers from the university of wisconsin medical school published their findings in the journal of neurosurgery spine regarding the presentation of tethered cord syndrome in adults who suffered from spina bifida occulta 2. Spina bifida occulta sbo is a common malformation of the spine. Spina bifida occulta results in a small separation or gap in one or more of the bones of the spine vertebrae.
In some cases people can see signs of their spinal cord abnormality as. Many times spina bifida occulta is not discovered until late childhood or adulthood. Also known as open spina bifida myelomeningocele is the most severe type.
Spina bifida occulta is the mildest type of spina bifida. Approximately 1 in 1 000 people with spina bifida occulta will experience symptoms such as these. With it there is a small gap in the spine but no opening or sac on the back.
Many people who have spina bifida occulta don t even know it unless the condition is discovered during an imaging test done for unrelated reasons.