rachischisis


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Related to rachischisis: myeloschisis, spina bifida occulta

rachischisis

(rəˈkɪskɪˌsɪs)
n
a birth defect of the spinal cord, a form of spina bifida
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Noun1.rachischisis - a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformedrachischisis - a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
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ra·chis·chi·sis

n. raquisquisis una fisura congénita en la columna vertebral tal como ccurre en espina bífida
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Before 2003, NTDs were the most common birth defects, including rachischisis, anencephalia, and encephalocele.
These conditions include spina bifida aperta, spina bifida occulta, meningocoele, myelomeningocoele, lipomyel-omeningocoele, myeloschisis, and rachischisis -names given variably according to radiological or pathological findings.
Open central nervous system dysraphisms include rachischisis, a meningocele, a myelomeningocele, and an encephalocele.