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Spina Bifida Occulta

"Spina Bifida Occulta" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spina Bifida Occulta" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spina Bifida Occulta" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1995
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