Associated Medical Conditions

 

No two babies born with Spina Bifida are affected in exactly the same way. There is a long list of potential problems associated with Spina Bifida, but not all of these will arise in your child – so don’t panic !

The information in this section describes the potential complications that can arise as a result of Spina Bifida Myelomeningocoele.

 

Hydocephalus

Shunts

Loss of Skin Sensation

Loss of Muscle Strength

Bladder Control

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

Bowel Control

Learning Difficulties

Depression