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Treatment and Management of Spina Bifida in Siliguri
Spina bifida is a malformation of the spine. This defect is congenital and is due to the presence of an opening in the spinal column. The defect develops during the fetal development of the baby and may cause permanent physical and mental disabilities in the infant.
The defect can be classified based on the severity of the condition. In its severest form, called myelomeningocele, surgical intervention may be necessary. Presently, spina bifida treatment in Siliguri is available under the expert care of Dr. Manish Madhav the well known neonatologist and pediatric surgeon in Siliguri.
The condition has three common subtypes:
Studies have shown that spina bifida is a preventable condition. The risk of the baby developing this condition may be drastically reduced by consuming about 400mg of folic acid every day before childbirth. The use of surgical interventions before conception is also considered a way to treat this condition.
A large number of children with spina bifida may develop hydrocephalus which is the buildup of excess fluids in the brain. This condition has to be monitored and managed regularly by experts for better outcomes.
Many children with spina bifida, including those with advanced hydrocephalus, progress to lead healthy, productive, and complication-free lives. Therefore, if you are seeking help for this condition, contact Dr.Manish Madhav for the best care for spina bifida treatment in Siliguri.
Dr. Madhav's insight and expertise will help you achieve the best outcomes for managing spina bifida.