Spina bifida occulta

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Spina bifida occulta

Spina bifida occulta (SBO) occurs when the bones of the spinal column do not completely close around the developing nerves of the spinal cord. In most cases SBO causes no symptoms, however cases associated with back and urogenital problems have been reported. SBO has an estimated prevalence of 12.4%.
 

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The terms "Spina bifida occulta" returned 18 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The longest faun tail forming dreadlocks with underlying spina bifida occulta.
 

Author(s): Balvinder Kaur Brar, Bharat Bhushan Mahajan, Jyotisterna Mittal

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Spina bifida is a developmental anomaly characterized by defective closure of the bony encasement of the spinal cord through which the spinal cord and meninges may or may not protrude. We report a rare case of a very long faun tail, which was in the form of a 20 inch long tail originating ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2013

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Lumbosacral transitional vertebra associated with sacral spina bifida occulta: a case report.
 

Author(s): Paraskevas George, Tzika Maria, Kitsoulis Panagiotis

Journal: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2013 ;56(3):126-9.

 

Congenital malformations such as lumbosacral transitional vertebrae and spina bifida occulta constitute unrare anomalies and could affect the symptomatology of low back pain. A transitional vertebra is characterized by elongation of one or both transverse processes, leading to the ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2014

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[Spina bifida occulta associated with environmental arsenic exposure in a prehispanic sample from northern Chile].
 

Author(s): VerĂ³nica Silva-Pinto, Bernardo Arriaza, Vivien Standen

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2010 Apr;138(4):461-9.

 

The Camarones River Valley, located in the extreme north of Chile, is characterized by high environmental arsenic levels and an arid desert. It has been inhabited by humans for the past 7,000 years. Evidence exists for chronic arsenic poisoning in both prehispanic and present populations ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2010

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