Spinal Dysraphism

Spinal Dysraphism (Spina bifada occulta – myelomeningocele)

Group of congenital malformations due to a failure of the two halves of some spinous vertebrae to fuse, leading to a defect in the vertebral column  protrusion and dysplasia of spinal cord. Affects about 2 in 1000 live births. Severity varies from an asymptomatic spina bifada occulta to myelomeningocele. Defects can be open or closed and generally need surgical repair of the lesion.

Foot deformity:
Present in most cases. Loss of protective sensation and proprioception  pressure lesions post-surgical correction of deformity.

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