Conditions We Treat in the Spina Bifida Center

Lurie Children's Spina Bifida team provides expert pediatric care for children and adolescents with spina bifida and other types of congenital spinal anomalies. Learn more about the conditions we treat. 

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Hydrocephalus

The lack of absorption, blockage of flow, or overproduction of the cerebrospinal fluid that is found inside of the ventricles (fluid-filled areas) inside of the brain.

Spina Bifida

A spinal column defect occurring in three forms: spina bifida occulta, which has no effect on function; meningocele; and myelomeningocele, the most serious kind.

Tethered Spinal Cord

A congenital abnormality that results in the lower end of the spinal cord becoming fixed or attached in place.