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Descriptor English:   Spina Bifida Occulta 
Descriptor Spanish:   Espina Bífida Oculta 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Espinha Bífida Oculta 
Synonyms English:   Closed Spinal Bifida
Dermal Sinus
Occult Spina Bifida
Sinus, Dermal
Spina Bifida, Occult
Spinal Bifida, Closed  
Tree Number:   C10.500.680.800.750
Definition English:   A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and S1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34) 
History Note English:   1991; was SPINA BIFIDA 1978-1990; for DERMAL SINUS use NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS 1979-1990 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EM embryology EN enzymology
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
ET etiology GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
MO mortality NU nursing
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology PC prevention & control
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   29126 
Unique Identifier:   D016136 

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