myelomeningocele myelomeningocele

Definition(s):

  • (n) a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation

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  • Local woman has cutting-edge surgery to help daughter

    Tiffany Dennis was pregnant with her second child and knew something was not right. An ultrasound into her 20th week of pregnancy confirmed her suspicion and gave her a frightening diagnosis — her developing baby had the severest form of spina bifida, fetal myelomeningocele. "I cried a lot right then," said Dennis, who lives in Chenoa with her partner Matt Gero, their son, Prestin, 4, and their ...
    on October 29, 2013     Source: Pontiac Daily Leader

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