Providing specialist advice and support for spina bifida and hydrocephalus across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Spina bifida literally means ‘split spine’. A fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones (vertebrae) leaves a gap or split in the spine. The spinal cord does not form properly, and may also be damaged.
Hydrocephalus a build up of fluid on the brain, can have a range of physical and cognitive effects.