What Are the Effects of Spina Bifida?

Q:
What are the effects of spina bifida?

A:
The effects of spina bifida are different for every person. Up to 90% of children with the worst form of spina bifida have hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) and must have surgery to insert a “shunt” that helps drain the fluid—the shunt stays in place for the lifetime of the person.

Other conditions include full or partial paralysis, bladder and bowel control difficulties, learning disabilities, depression, social and sexual issues, and latex allergy.

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