A rare form of spina bifida/open neural tube defect (NTD) chacterized by absence of a cystic component dysplastic meninges and neural placode exposed through a defect in the posterior vertebral arches (spina bifida) that are contiguous with surrounding skin. The placode is at or below the skin plane and is typically associated with a Chiari II malformation. It is usually isolated or rarely associated with split cord malformation.
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Illinois Spina Bifida Association
The Illinois Spina Bifida Association works to improve the quality of life of children, adults, and families living with spina bifida.
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Curing single-gene disorders
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Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
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