Myelomeningocele is a rare and severe form of spina bifida in which part of the spinal nerves or spinal cord is exposed on the outside of the skin. This type of spina bifida can lead to health problems, physical disability, and learning problems. Treatment usually includes surgery, braces or other corrective devices, physical therapy, and sometimes extra help in school.
Current as of: May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics