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Types of Spina bifida

Spina bifida: Types list

The list of types of Spina bifida mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Myelomeningocele - most severe form with spinal cord exposure
  • Meningocele - a severe form with the meninges protruding outside the spine under the skin of the back
  • Occult spina bifida - the mildest form with often a small spinal defect often in the lower back

Types discussion:

The three most common types of SB are: myelomeningocele, the severest form, in which the spinal cord and its protective covering (the meninges) protrude from an opening in the spine; meningocele in which the spinal cord develops normally but the meninges protrude from a spinal opening; and occulta, the mildest form, in which one or more vertebrae are malformed and covered by a layer of skin. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spina Bifida Information Page: NINDS)

Spina bifida: Rare Types

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