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Spina Bifida (cont.)

Outlook

The outlook for any individual with spina bifida depends on the number and severity of complications. For more information about complications, see Spina Bifida Symptoms.

With appropriate, coordinated multidisciplinary care, most children with spina bifida survive well into adulthood. Most live within the mainstream of society and are capable of living productive and happy lives.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/25/2014
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