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Glossary for Spina bifida

Medical terms related to Spina bifida or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acropectorovertebral dysplasia: A rare inherited genetic disorder characterized by abnormalities involving the fingers, toes, palate and chest bones.
  • Aicardi syndrome: A rare genetic disorder where the structure connecting the two halves of the brain fails to develop which results in seizures and eye abnormalities .
  • Anophthalmia plus syndrome: An extremely rare disorder characterized by absent or very small eyes, underdeveloped ears and other facial anomalies.
  • Back symptoms: Symptoms affecting the back
  • Birth defects: Conditions which are present at birth and are considered alterations to what is considered normal in a newborn baby
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Caudal duplication: A rare disorder where some of the embryonic tissues that develop into the lower spine, genitalia and lower abdominal organs are duplicated - probably due to the incomplete separation of twins arising from one egg. The range of possible defects is extensive but often they are able to be surgically corrected and a relatively normal life is possible.
  • Chromosome 8 trisomy syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where there are three copies of chromosome 8 rather than the normal two which results in various abnormalities.
  • Chromosome 8, trisomy: A rare chromosomal disorder where there are three copies of chromosome 8 rather than the normal two which results in various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount and exact location of the genetic material that is duplicated.
  • Clomiphene Citrate -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Clomiphene Citrate during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Decreased folate: Decrease in one of the B vitamins required for red blood cell production
  • Deformity symptoms: Various types of deformity
  • Diphallus -- rachischisis -- imperforate anus: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by genital abnormalities, absent anal opening and malformed vertebrae.
  • Dysraphism -- cleft lip palate -- limb reduction defects: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by an abnormal opening in the lip and palate, forearm abnormalities, spinal cord defects and an abnormal abdominal opening allowing the abdominal contents to protrude.
  • Emanuel syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where a portion of chromosome 11 is translocated with a portion of chromosome 22. The disorder involves a wide range of abnormalities such as kidney, genital and heart abnormalities, mental retardation, small head and failure to thrive.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fetal Valproate Syndrome: A condition affecting the fetus caused by the medication valproate
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti: A rare genetic skin pigmentation disorder characterized by eye, teeth, bone, nail and hair malformations as well as central nervous abnormalities and mental deficiency.
  • Klippel Feil Syndrome: A rare congenital disorder characterized by abnormal fusion of two or more vertebrae in the neck. The disorder is often associated with other abnormalities but their incidence is highly variable.
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome recessive type: A rare recessively inherited disorder characterized by abnormal fusion of two or more vertebrae in the neck. The disorder is often associated with other abnormalities but their incidence is highly variable.
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome, dominant type: A rare dominantly inherited disorder characterized by abnormal fusion of two or more vertebrae in the neck. The disorder is often associated with other abnormalities but their incidence is highly variable.
  • Larsen syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple joint dislocation, a flat face and short fingernails.
  • Midline field defects: Congenital problems that occur along the vertical axis of the body. Defects can involve the brain, spine, heart, genitals and midline of the head and face.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Neural tube defect, folate-sensitive: Neural tube defects caused by abnormal folate or homocysteine metabolism. Neural tube defects are brain or spine defects such as an opening in the spinal cord through which the spinal cord protrudes.
  • Neural tube defects X-linked: A very rare disorder where neural tube defects (brain and spine defects) such as spina bifida are inherited in a X-linked manner (only males are affected whereas females are carriers).
  • Pelvic-shoulder dysplasia: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by pelvic and shoulder blade abnormalities.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Schisis association: A medical term used to describe any condition involving two or more malformations of certain types. Malformations can include such things as oral clefts, neural tube defects, diaphragmatic hernias and omphaloceles.
  • Schwartz newark syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by pigmentation anomaly, hydrocephaly, spina bifida and a myelomeningocele.
  • Schwartz, Cohen-Addad, Lambert syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by increased pigmentation and a central nervous system malformation (myelomeningocele).
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Spina bifida -- hypospadias: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by spina bifida (a opening in the spine) and an abnormally placed urethral opening (hypospadias).
  • Spinal conditions: Any condition that affects the spine
  • Spinal dysostosis, type Anhalt: A very rare syndrome characterized by various spinal abnormalities.
  • Spine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the spine
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Trisomy conditions: Any condition that is characterised by the occurrence of 3 of the same chromosome in an individuals genetic sequence
  • VACTERL with hydrocephalus, X-linked: A rare X-linked syndrome characterized by the VACTERL abnormalities (vertebral anomalies, anal atresia, congenital cardiac disease, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, radial dysplasia, limb defects) as well as a buildup of fluid inside the skull (hydrocephalus).
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome: A genetic disorder which can present with a wide range of phenotypic manifestations which has lead to a number of different names being assigned to the various presentations e.g. DiGeorge Syndrome and Cayler Anomaly Face Syndrome. There are nearly 200 different symptoms that can occur and the severity of the condition is also highly variable depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms that are present.
  • Venencie Powell Winkelmann syndrome: A congenital condition that is characterised by the occurrence of a number of clinical signs and symptoms
  • Verloes Gillerot Fryns syndrome: A syndrome characterised by multiple congenital abnormalities and mental retardation.
  • Vertebra symptoms: Symptoms affecting the vertebra or discs in the spine.

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