Recent Examples of spina bifida from the Web
Born with spina bifida, a birth defect that left his spine underdeveloped, Douglas led a relatively active childhood until a corrective spinal cord surgery in March of 2001 left him paralyzed.
The hospital plans to open the Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development in 2018 to treat children with a range of physical, neuro-cognitive and behavioral disabilities, from spina bifida to autism.
Sessions was born with congenital spina bifida and is paralyzed below her waist.
But [the child] also had spina bifida, scoliosis, a cleft palate that exposed her brain through her eye sockets, her brain had never developed past 8 weeks, and there was fluid in her brain.
Fetal surgery does not cure spina bifida, doctors warn.
One of Joel's siblings has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, and another suffered a brain injury and now uses a feeding tube.
Image A Times reporter, Denise Grady, went inside an operating room to observe an experimental technique to treat severe spina bifida in a 24-week-old fetus.
His son Mohammed, who was born in Syria with spina bifida, had two surgeries.
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