Spina bifida cystica, Biology

Spina Bifida Cystica

There is a protrusion of meninges and spinal cord

a) Meningocele-it is relatively uncommon lesion (4-5 per cent). In this there is protrusion of meninges only.

b) Meningomyelocele-it is one of the commonest lesion (90-95 per cent). In this there is protusion of meninges with dysplasia of the spinal cord. Clinically this is always accompanied with neurological signs. There are two types:

i) Myelocele (open type)

ii) Myelocele (closed type)

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