Myelomeningocele pictures, diagnosis and case studies
Is this true? Use what you know about the effects of teratogens and the sequence and principles of prenatal development to support your answer. In our Childhood Development textbook, teratogens are defined as agents that can cause malformations in an embryo or a fetus. These teratogens may include any diseases the mother contracts during her pregnancy, any toxins in the environment, or anything toxic she may ingest.
Myelomeningocele: need for long-time complex follow-up—an observational study
Spina bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth. It is a type of neural tube defect NTD. Spina bifida can happen anywhere along the spine if the neural tube does not close all the way. This often results in damage to the spinal cord and nerves. Spina bifida might cause physical and intellectual disabilities that range from mild to severe.
Spina bifida is a condition characterized by non-closure or defective closure of the vertebral column. It is a subtype of neural tube defects. The neural tube is the building block of the brain and spinal cord which makes up the central nervous system. The neural tube forms during the first few days of pregnancy and completely closes by the 28 th day into conception.