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Spina Bifida Occulta

A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and S1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
Also Known As:
Occult Spina Bifida; Closed Spinal Bifida; Sinus, Dermal; Spina Bifida, Occult; Dermal Sinus; Spinal Bifida, Closed
Networked: 92 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 6 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Neural Tube Defects (Exencephaly)
2. Abscess
3. Meningitis
4. Low Back Pain (Lumbago)
5. Spina Bifida Cystica (Spina Bifida Aperta)

Experts

1. Thompson, Dominic N P: 2 articles (06/2015 - 09/2013)
2. Muthukumar, Natarajan: 2 articles (04/2015 - 07/2007)
3. Gassner, I: 2 articles (02/2008 - 07/2000)
4. Hayward, Richard D: 1 article (06/2015)
5. Tisdall, Martin M: 1 article (06/2015)
6. Dho, Yun-Sik: 1 article (03/2015)
7. Wang, Kyu-Chang: 1 article (03/2015)
8. Phi, Ji Hoon: 1 article (03/2015)
9. Kim, Seung-Ki: 1 article (03/2015)
10. Lai, CheeHoe: 1 article (02/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Spina Bifida Occulta:
1. VitaminsIBA
2. Folic Acid (Vitamin M)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Vitamin B 12 (Cyanocobalamin)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Diastrophic dysplasiaIBA
5. HomocysteineIBA
6. Mosaic variegated aneuploidy syndromeIBA
7. Aligeron (AS 2)IBA
8. LipomyelomeningoceleIBA
9. Tethered spinal cord syndromeIBA
10. Caudal regression syndromeIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Laminectomy
2. Musculoskeletal Manipulations (Manipulative Therapy)
3. Lasers (Laser)
4. X-Ray Film
5. Spinal Anesthesia