|spinal dysraphism||medical dictionary|
Developmental abnormalities of the dorsal median region in the embryo, involving ectoderm, mesoderm, and neuroectoderm in varying degrees. Dysraphism signifies incomplete fusion or malformation of a seam or junction. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called spina bifida cystica and the closed form is spina bifida occulta.
(12 Dec 1998)
|Bookmark with:||word visualiser||Go and visit our forums|