Meningomyelocele treatments

Treatments could include:

  • Doctors surgically place VP shunts inside one of the brain's ventricles to divert fluid away from the brain and restore normal flow and absorption of CSF.
  • Gait training is a type of physical therapy that helps people improve their ability to stand and walk.
  • Meningocele repair is an operation to address a type of birth defect in which the spine does not develop properly and a small, swollen sac or cyst protrudes from a newborn's spinal column. The procedure usually takes place within 12 to 48 hours of...
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