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Spina bifida occulta

Introduction: Spina bifida occulta

Description of Spina bifida occulta

Spina bifida occulta: A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and S1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Spina bifida occulta

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Spina bifida occulta

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