Spina bifida occulta

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
X-ray

Lumbar spine

Failure of closure of the vertebral arch at the level of S1.

Case Discussion

Spina bifida occulta is a congenital malformation, consisting of a defect in the closure of the vertebral arch. It is the mildest form of spina bifida, and usually asymptomatic.

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Case information

rID: 64090
Published: 7th Nov 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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