Anencephaly, occipital encephaloceles, and open forms of SB are usually diagnosed prenatally and are obvious at birth.
Occult frontal encephaloceles may come to attention because of de...
Route of delivery
For most NTDs with vertex presentation, no clear benefit of cesarean section (CS)
Infants who undergo fetal surgery delivered by CS
Clean intermittent catheter...
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756.17 Spina bifida occulta
741.93 Spina bifida without mention of hydrocephalus, lumbar region
741.00 Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, unspecified region
Q: Are neural defects genetic?
A: Genetic factors are definitely involved, but in most cases, a single genetic cause is not found.
Q: What is the chance of having another child with an NTD?
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