n South African Medical Journal - Spina bifida : a few simple facts about a complex condition : CME - guest editorial

Volume 104, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Open spina bifida (also known as myelomeningocele (SBM)) is the most complex birth defect involving the nervous system, and children born with this condition face a lifetime of medical care with numerous interventions. It is hard to think of another condition where initial management has such a profound effect on survival and ability.

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