spinal dysraphia

spinal dysraphia

A general term applied to failure of fusion of parts along the dorsal midline that may involve any of the following structures: skin, vertebrae, skull, meninges, brain, and spinal cord.
See also: dysraphism
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Postoperative spinal ultrasonography finding in spinal dysraphia.
After a physical examination and tests to rule out diagnoses such as spinal dysraphia, damage to the lower spinal nerves, improper formation of the lower spinal column, and infection, the cure lies in teaching the child and the parents the proper behaviors to make urination less of a big deal.