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Spine Bifida Occulta

Were you looking for information about Spina Bifida Occulta? Spine bifida occulta is a common misspelling of spina bifida occulta.


Spina bifida occulta is the mildest form of spina bifida. When someone has this condition, at least one vertebra is malformed, but the nerves and spinal cord are normal and are covered by a layer of skin. Although it is estimated that 5 to 10 percent of the population has spina bifida occulta, some cases may never be detected.


(Click Spina Bifida Occulta for an in-depth look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this neural tube defect.)

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