Tethered Spinal Cord Program | Conditions and Treatments

Birth Defects and Congenital Anomalies

What are birth defects and congenital anomalies? About 3 to 4 percent of babies are born with some type of birth defect. A birth defect is a health problem or a physical abnormality. It can be very...

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Spina Bifida

What is spina bifida? Spina bifida — a term that means “split spine” — is a condition that occurs when the brain, spinal cord or the membranes that cover them (meninges) do not completely develop. It...

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Tethered Spinal Cord

What is a tethered spinal cord? A tethered spinal cord occurs when the spinal cord is attached to tissue around the spine, most commonly at the base of the spine. As a result, the spinal cord can’t...

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