Spina bifida - resourcesResources - spina bifida
The following organizations are good resources for information on spina bifida:
Myelomeningocele is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. The condition is a type of spina bifida....
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida
- March of Dimes -- www.marchofdimes.org/baby/spina-bifida.aspx
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Spina-Bifida-Information-Page
- National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference -- ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/spina-bifida
Review Date: 10/21/2018
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.