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Spina Bifida (cont.)

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Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.

Editors: William O Shaffer, MD, Associate Professor & Residency Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kentucky at Lexington; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Daniel Riew, MD, Chief, Cervical Spine Surgery, Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Service, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2005

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