Congenital Spinal Separation Treatment
It is a type of disease that occurs in the mother's womb. In this anomaly, which occurs in the first months of pregnancy, while the spine of the normal baby is formed and shaped, the spine does not fully close in babies with anomalies. Although the incidence of this disease is low, it cannot be said to be non-existent. Congenital spinal separation is seen in three out of every thousand babies in Turkey. The medical term for congenital spinal separation is Spina Bifida. Due to this disease, the nerves that control certain functions in the body are damaged.
What is the Cause of Congenital Spinal Separation?
Folic acid deficiency is thought to be among the biggest causes of Spina Bifida disease. Therefore, it will be a very important step to start folic acid loading at least 3 months before birth for women who want to be a mother and plan pregnancy. Spina Bifida can be detected by blood and ultrasound tests done during pregnancy. If congenital spinal separation treatment is operated within the first 35 hours after birth, it is possible to eliminate some of the problems caused by the anomaly.
What Kind of Problems Does Congenital Spinal Separation Cause?
Follow-up by pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, nephrologists, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists to examine brain motors and solve the established correlation for the treatment of congenital spine separation, congenital spine separation that can cause urinary and stool incontinence and sexual problems affecting foot movements, and specialists from different branches. and treated. A regular control period begins for an individual undergoing a surgical operation. Regulations occur in some of the health problems of such children.
What are the Spina Bifida Types?
There are 3 types, depending on the severity of the disease and the problems it causes. But the most severe spinal cord separation 'Myelomeningocele' disease.
There are also cases of the type called meningocele, who have a milder disease and continue the rest of their life in a 100% normal and healthy way after the operation.
Spina Bigida Occulta (SBO)
It is the most common and mildest form of the disease. Many people are not even aware of this disease. A small portion of the bones in the spine are open.