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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The association of sirenomelia with anencephaly and rachischisis totalis is extremely rare; only eight cases have been reported in the literature to date [2-4].
Spina bifida occulta in humans is usually accompanied by various physical abnormalities such as lipoma, rachischisis, hair tufts, ectodermal sinuses, skin pigmentation, or diastematomyelia.
Clinical and experimental rachischisis. In: Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol.
Before 2003, NTDs were the most common birth defects, including rachischisis, anencephalia, and encephalocele.