Spina Bifida Occulta is the mildest type of spina bifida. It is sometimes called “hidden” spina bifida. With it, there is a small gap in the spine, but no opening or sac on the back. The spinal cord and the nerves usually are normal. Aug 04, · Spina bifida occulta (SBO) is a common malformation of the spine. It occurs during a baby’s development in its mother’s womb, usually in the first month of Author: Donna Christiano.
Feb 28, · Spina bifida occulta affects the spine, causing the vertebrae to not close properly. The name spina bifida occulta comes from the Latin words Author: Bethany Cadman. Sep 27, · Spina bifida occulta (SBO) occurs when the bones of the spinal column do not completely close around the developing nerves of the spinal cord. In most cases SBO causes no symptoms, however cases associated with back and urogenital problems have been reported. S SBO has an estimated prevalence of %.
Adults The number of adults with Spina Bifida continues to grow. About half of people living with Spina Bifida in the United States are adults. For many years, the medical community has focused on providing care for children and offers many children’s clinics throughout the country. Spina bifida occulta is a physical deformity that occurs as a baby develops in the mother's womb. The bones around the spinal cord fail to develop normally, but .