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Myelomeningocele is a rare and severe form of
spina bifida in which part of the spinal nerves or spinal cord is exposed on
the outside of the skin. This type of spina bifida can lead to health problems,
physical disability, and learning problems. Treatment usually includes surgery,
braces or other corrective devices, physical therapy, and sometimes extra help
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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