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Spina Bifida Occulta

Symptoms of Spina Bifida Occulta

People with spina bifida occulta usually have no outward symptoms. However, in some cases, an abnormal tuft, a clump of hair, a small dimple, or a birthmark may appear on the skin at the site of the spinal malformation.
 
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Diagnosing Spina Bifida Occulta

Spina bifida occulta is usually diagnosed when it is seen by an x-ray during a routine examination. However, some cases may never be detected.
 
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Treatment for Spina Bifida Occulta

In most cases, people with spina bifida occulta do not need treatment (see Treatment of Spina Bifida for more information).
 
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