Spina Bifida Facts Video -- What Is Spina Bifida? - CHOP

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What is spina bifida? N. Scott Adzick, MD, and other members of CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment team discuss the facts about spina bifida and its most common form, myelomeningocele (MMC), as well as the complications it causes for the newborn. Spina bifida begins early in pregnancy with a failure of the skin to close around the spinal column, or neural tube. Movement and prolonged exposure to amniotic fluid cause damage to the exposed spinal cord. Another key spina bifida fac

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