Category Archives: Spina Bifida News

Prenatal Surgery May Lessen Spina Bifida Symptoms

One of the most common birth defects, spina bifida, or “split spine” in Latin, affects as many as 1 in 1000 live births. This occurs when the two sides of the spine do not fuse together during the first month … Continue reading

Operating on Spina Bifida Babies in the Womb Shown to be Beneficial

There is a vast range of symptoms that children diagnosed with spina bifida may experience. While some require a permanent shunt to drain fluid from the brain, experiencing incontinence, bowel dysfunction, and even complete paralysis of the lower limbs, others … Continue reading