Items Tagged ‘congenital’
Congenital Malformations of the Head and Spine
Pediatric neurosurgeons can correct a variety of malformations of the bone and soft tissue of the head and spine, including neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Each year, one in a thousand babies are born with spina bifida (meningomyelocele), a malformation of the bones (vertebrae) and/or skin...
What is a Chiari malformation? A Chiari malformation is a congenital (present at birth) defect in the area of the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord connect. The condition is also called Arnold Chiari malformation. There are four types of Chiari malformations, including the...