Photo at right courtesy of johnna throckmorton. He has a younger sister karis 12 who is in the seventh grade.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don t form properly.
T10 spina bifida. Occulta has no or only mild signs which may. 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. It s a type of neural tube defect.
I pretty much like all sports. What are your favorite sports and or recreational activities. Hear how occulta sounds external icon spina bifida occulta is the mildest type of spina bifida.
Chase throckmorton is a 16 year old high school freshman. With it there is a small gap in the spine but no opening or sac on the back. The most common location is the lower back but in rare cases it may be in the middle back or neck.
The spinal cord and the nerves usually are normal. Acpanying search program spina bifida symptoms and causes mayo clinic april 30th 2020 spina bifida occulta results in a small separation or gap in one or more of the bones of the spine vertebrae 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. It is sometimes called hidden spina bifida.
There are three main types. Spina bifida occulta sounds like. 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.
Spina bifida occulta meningocele and myelomeningocele. My favorite sports are basketball baseball football nascar bowling etc. His spina bifida level is t10.