Spina bifida

John F Sarwark*

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Spina bifida (myelomeningocele) is the most common major birth defect among live-born infants. It is now recognized that half of those cases are preventable if folate is given periconceptionally. Epidemiology is discussed, together with an overview of approaches to orthopedic problems from birth to maturity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1151-1158
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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