ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Spina bifida and blessing of prenatal testing: A review

Spina bifida makes infant physically disable and sometimes mentally retarded too. Foremost cause of this defect is lack of folic acid supplementation during first trimester of pregnancy. Two types of spina bifida are there in which, occulta is the mildest form and generally asymptomatic while cystica causes a cystic enlargement under the skin. Spina bifida is a treatable defect if diagnosed earlier. Prenatal assessment and surgery reduce the degree of severity of the problem afterwards postnatal therapies and care enable the people to lead a normal life. People with spina bifida can play vital role in society when treated well.

Author(s): Madiha Sikander, Muhammad Sikander Ghayas Khan, Gull-e-faran, Rabia Ghayas Khan, Quratul-ain
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