Meningomyelocele complications

Complications could include:

  • Macrocephaly refers to an overly large head in infants. Not all cases of macrocephaly are cause for alarm.
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. The name literally means "water on the brain."
  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. It may cause headache and fever in teens and adults, irritability in babies, and trouble breathing in young children.
  • Cerebral palsy is a disorder of muscle movement and coordination caused by an injury to a child's brain that occurs before birth or during infancy. It affects the part of the brain that controls body movement. Other problems are seizures, decrease...
  • A vaginal sling procedure, also called a pubovaginal sling, is a type of surgery that helps women who have urinary incontinence.
  • Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of the bladder. It can be a reaction to a physical activity, a sudden urge, or dribbling after urination, and may be caused by aging, damage, or a condition.
  • Bowel incontinence is a loss of bowel control that results in involuntary fecal elimination. Injury to the pelvic muscles, lower end of the intestine, muscles in the anus, or the nervous system can cause this.
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