Disease Information for Spina bifida occulta

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Constipation Children
Fecal Soiling in a Child
Spine pain/vertebral skeletal pain
Bed wetting
Poor Bladder Emptying in Children
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Pregnancy High Alpha Fetoprotein levels
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Maternal MSAFP/Quad test (Inhibin A/HG/UE3/AFP)
Maternal triple test (APF/HG/Estriol) abnormal (labs)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Maternal AFP levels
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Spine Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Coccygeal Sinus
Constipation
Encopresis/childhood
Spina bifida occulta
Urinary bladder retention
Acute Urinary Retention
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Midline structures/disorders (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Axial skeletal involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
CLASS/Vertebra/Spine disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Dysraphia/congenital anomaly
Pathophysiology/Multifactoral inheritance/multigenetic
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
PROCESS/Congenital CNS disorder (ex)
Definition

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)

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