Spina bifida may appear in the body midline anywhere from the neck to the buttocks:
- More commonly, the abnormality appears as a localized mass on the back that is covered by skin or by the meninges, the three-layered membrane that envelopes the spina cord.
- In its most severe form, termed spinal rachischisis, the entire spinal canal is open, exposing the spinal cord and nerves.
Spina bifida is usually readily apparent at birth because of the malformation of the back and paralysis below the level of the abnormality.
To learn more you should go to a medical professional.
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