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Our specialists have been internationally recognized for spina bifida treatments and expertise in the very latest surgical techniques.
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly, are seen in seven out of 10,000 live births in the U.S.
The primary goal of managing spina bifida is to prevent infection and to preserve the spinal cord and nerves that are exposed outside of the body.
Children with spina bifida receive treatment for urological conditions at the CHOC Urology Center.
Although there are many factors related to the development of spina bifida, research has found that folic acid can help prevent neural tube defects.
Diagnostic tests can be performed during pregnancy to test whether a fetus has spina bifida.
Parents of children with spina bifida may be asked to perform a number of different procedures to assist their children with their urinary tract needs.
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Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and researcher Samuel Rosenfeld, MD, has gained a national reputation for excellence in pediatric neuromuscular diseases.
Orthopaedic research at the CHOC Orthopaedic Institute is vital to advancing clinical care. Learn more about our researchers, treatments and programs.
Why is it important to do genetic testing during pregnancy? What types of genetic tests are there? Learn more about testing for genetic disorders while pregnant.
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects of the spine, spinal cord or brain. Learn everything you need to know about neural tube defects at CHOC.org.
Some children have an allergy or sensitivity to latex (rubber). Reactions can be seen when products made from latex come in contact with the child’s skin, mucous membranes in the mouth, genitals, bladder, rectum or the bloodstream (during surgery). Some children may also react when blowing up a rubber balloon or breathing in powder from the inside of latex gloves.
CHOC is pleased to offer a one-year, full time, pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology. The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
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CHOC neurologists research a full spectrum of pediatric disorders related to brain, spine, muscle, central and peripheral nervous systems.
What is hydrocephalus? Read everything about hydrocephalus in children: treatment, causes, symptoms and more.
The CHOC Urology Center is dedicated to treating the diverse and specialized urological needs of Southern California’s children.
Our Urology Center is ranked by U.S. News and treats all urological conditions in children, including hypospadias and disorders of sexual differentiation.
What is tethered spinal cord syndrome? Read about diagnosis, causes surgery and our expertise here!
The Anaheim Lady Ducks and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation hosted the eighth annual Lady Ducks Fashion Show Luncheon presented by The Grant Family benefiting CHOC Children’s.
CHOC doctors were asked to imagine even bigger miracles. Doctors had two months to write sweeping proposals, expanding what CHOC currently does so well to a future where CHOC is a worldwide hub of pediatric information and treatment.
From The Orange County Register -- The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, based at CHOC in Orange, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 16, offering expectant moms whose babies will be born with birth defects the kind of comprehensive care in one place, and during a single visit, that is hard to find in the region.
The CHOC Urology Center treats a wide spectrum of pediatric urological conditions and disorders in both male and female patients.