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Sacral dimple - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sacral-dimple/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377357

Oct 7th, 2022 - Diagnosis A sacral dimple is diagnosed with a physical exam, usually during a baby's first exam. If the sacral dimple is large or appears with a nearby tuft of hair, skin tag or lump, or certain types of skin discoloration, your health care provider may suggest imaging tests to check for spinal cord problems. These tests may include: Ultrasound. This noninvasive procedure uses sound waves to pr...

Sacral dimple - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sacral-dimple/symptoms-causes/syc-20377353

Oct 7th, 2022 - Overview A sacral dimple is an indentation or pit in the skin on the lower back that is present at birth in some babies. It's usually just above the crease between the buttocks. Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't need treatment. A sacral dimple can be a sign of a serious spinal problem in a newborn if the dimple is large or appears near a tuft of hair, skin tag, lump or discolored area....

Toddler Constipation: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17785-constipation-in-children

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Overview What is toddler constipation? Constipation in toddlers is very common. Toddlers who are constipated poop (have a bowel movement) less frequently than usual. Every toddler is different, but this usually means they poop less than two times a week. When they do go, their poop (stool) is hard, dry and large in size. Their poop may be difficult or painful to pass. Toddler constipation usual...

Cloacal Exstrophy: Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23116-cloacal-exstrophy

May 11th, 2022 - Overview What is cloacal exstrophy? Cloacal exstrophy affects the formation of an unborn baby’s lower abdominal wall. Because the wall doesn’t form properly, the baby’s bladder and part of the large intestines (colon) are enclosed in a membrane on the outside of the body. The condition also affects a child’s genitals. Cloacal exstrophy is a type of birth defect or congenital urinary anomaly. Th...

Myelomeningocele: What It Is, Causes, Dia
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22813-myelomeningocele

Apr 19th, 2022 - Overview Myelomeningocele results in a fluid-filled sac that protrudes from your baby’s back that contains part of their spinal cord, nerves and cerebrospinal fluid. What is myelomeningocele? Myelomeningocele (also known as open spina bifida) is a congenital condition (birth defect) in which your child’s backbone (spine) and spinal canal don’t close before birth. It’s a type of neural tube defe...

Spina Bifida Occulta (Hi
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22825-spina-bifida-occulta

Apr 17th, 2022 - Overview Spina bifida occulta causes a gap to form between the small bones (vertebrae) of your child’s backbone (spine). What is spina bifida occulta? Spina bifida occulta is a condition where a gap forms between the small bones (vertebrae) of your backbone (spine). Spina bifida occulta is mild and is the most common type of spina bifida. Spina bifida is a condition present at birth (a congenit...

Neural Tube Defects (NTDs): What They Are, C
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22656-neural-tube-defects-ntd

Mar 30th, 2022 - Overview Neural tube defects (NTDs) happen to developing fetuses within the first month of pregnancy. An NTD happens when the neural tube doesn’t close completely somewhere along its length. What is a neural tube defect? Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects (congenital conditions) of the brain, spine or spinal cord. They happen to developing fetuses within the first month of pregnancy —...

Neurogenic Bladder: Management
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15133-neurogenic-bladder

Feb 15th, 2022 - Overview What is neurogenic bladder? Your bladder is a hollow organ located in your pelvis or lower abdomen. One of the main jobs of your bladder is to store urine (pee). The other is to remove urine from your body in response to signals from your spinal cord and brain. Neurogenic bladder is the term for what happens when neurological (nervous system) conditions affect the way your bladder work...

Spina bifida - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 8th, 2022 - Overview Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. It's a type of neural tube defect. The neural tube is the structure in a developing embryo that eventually becomes the baby's brain, spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. Typically, the neural tube forms early in pregnancy and it closes by the 28th day after conception. In babies wit...

Spina bifida - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20377871

Jan 8th, 2022 - Spina bifida care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic's pediatric experts provide the highest quality care for children with spina bifida and any complications. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for mask...

Spina bifida - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/symptoms-causes/syc-20377860

Jan 8th, 2022 - Overview Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. It's a type of neural tube defect. The neural tube is the structure in a developing embryo that eventually becomes the baby's brain, spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. Typically, the neural tube forms early in pregnancy and it closes by the 28th day after conception. In babies wit...

Spina bifida - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spina-bifida/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377865

Jan 8th, 2022 - Diagnosis If you're pregnant, you'll be offered prenatal screening tests to check for spina bifida and other birth defects. The tests aren't perfect. Some mothers who have positive blood tests have babies without spina bifida. Even if the results are negative, there's still a small chance that spina bifida is present. Talk to your doctor about prenatal testing, its risks and how you might handl...

Folate Deficiency: Symptoms, C
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22198-folate-deficiency

Dec 14th, 2021 - Overview What is folate deficiency? Folate deficiency is when your blood lacks the amount of vitamin B9 (folate) it needs to function properly. Folate deficiency can cause a wide range of symptoms and complications. What is folate? Folate is a B vitamin found naturally in many of the foods you eat. These foods include leafy greens, citrus fruits, nuts, beans, peas, seafood, eggs, dairy, meat, p...

Genetic Disorders: What Are They, Types,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21751-genetic-disorders

Aug 20th, 2021 - Overview What are genetic disorders? Genetic disorders occur when a mutation (a harmful change to a gene, also known as a pathogenic variant) affects your genes or when you have the wrong amount of genetic material. Genes are made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which contain instructions for cell functioning and the characteristics that make you unique. You receive half your genes from each bi...

Paralysis: What Is It, Diagnosis, Manag
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15345-paralysis

Jun 10th, 2021 - Overview What is paralysis? Paralysis occurs when you’re unable to make voluntary muscle movements. A nervous system problem causes paralysis. Uninjured nerves send signals to muscles. Those signals make muscles move. When you’re paralyzed, or have paralysis, you can’t move certain parts of your body. How common is paralysis? Approximately 1 in 50 Americans, or 5.4 million people, have some for...

Clubfoot: Talipes Equinovarus, Wha
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16889-clubfoot

Jan 18th, 2021 - Overview What is clubfoot? Clubfoot, also called talipes equinovarus, is a birth defect that affects the foot and ankle. It’s a congenital condition, which means that a baby is born with it. The foot or feet turn inward. When you look at the foot, the bottom of the foot often faces sideways or even up. Clubfoot happens because of a problem with the tendons, the tissues that connect muscle to bo...

Latex Allergy: What It Is, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8623-latex-allergy

Oct 26th, 2020 - Overview What is a latex allergy? A latex allergy is a reaction to natural rubber latex, a substance that comes from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Many products are made with natural rubber latex, including rubber exam gloves, balloons and condoms. Reactions to latex range from mild to severe and can even be fatal. People with latex allergies can have an allergic reaction whe...

Anencephaly: Neural Tube Defect, Birth Defect,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15032-anencephaly

Aug 18th, 2020 - Overview What is anencephaly? Anencephaly is a birth defect (a health problem identified at birth). It occurs when the skull, scalp and brain do not develop properly in your uterus. Portions of the fetal brain and skull are missing. The brain tissue that does form is usually exposed because there isn’t enough skin and bone to cover it. Birth defects in the nervous system (the brain, spine and n...

Spina Bifida: Types, Tests, Trea
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8719-spina-bifida

Jan 28th, 2020 - Overview What is spina bifida? Spina bifida is one of the most commonly occurring inborn disorders (birth defects) in the United States. It’s caused by the incomplete development of the fetus' spine during the first month of pregnancy. (The term spina bifida means “split spine.”) Spina bifida is usually apparent at birth. Spina bifida happens during the first 28 days of pregnancy, often before ...

Pediatric and Adolescent Scoliosis
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14521-pediatric-scoliosis

Jul 13th, 2018 - What is pediatric and adolescent scoliosis? Pediatric and adolescent scoliosis is a condition in which a child’s spine abnormally curves sideways or rotates. Scoliosis can range from mild to severe. Patients with mild scoliosis may only need to be seen by their doctor on a regular basis. Those with more severe cases may need braces or surgery. Who gets pediatric and adolescent scoliosis? About ...