Spina bifida literally means 'split spine'. A fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones (vertebrae) leaves a gap or split in the spine. The spinal cord has not formed properly, and may also be damaged.

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A build up of fluid on the brain, hydrocephalus can have a range of physical and cognitive effects. Learn more about the condition, how it occurs and its many different forms.

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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week

Celebrate life during Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week, and support us by going yellow!

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