Spina bifida is the most common of a group of birth defects known as neural tube defects, which affect the central nervous system ( brain and spinal. Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect/ spinal dysraphism which can occur to varying degrees of severity. Symptoms of spina bifida occulta? At least one vertebra is malformed in this anomaly without involvement of the nerves or spinal cord. SBO is the mildest form of SB and is often termed as hidden spina bifida. This developmental defect must be considered for the sake of patient safety before undertaking caudal epidural block. It is often considered the most common congenital CNS malformation. Symptoms of spina bifida occulta are usually mild, the gaps in the vertebrae are minimal and the spinal cord is still well protected. Spina Bifida- Topic Overview - WebMD. This form of spina bifida is common: It occurs in almost 5% of the population.
Spina bifida of sacrum. Spina bifida progresses from a cleft, or splitlike opening, in the back part of the backbones ( the spinal vertebrae). We report a case of total spina bifida occulta, in a dried sacrum specimen. In more severe cases, it involves the spinal cord. Spina bifida occulta of the sacrum is the most common type of spinal abnormality.