Category Archives: Arnold Chiari II / Hydrocephalus

If you or someone you love have spina bifida we want to meet you!

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Arnold Chiari Malformation (ACII) & Scalp Acupuncture

So I’ve been doing some research on quite a few different subjects recently. I’m going to post what I’ve learned for future reference & discussion.  No need to comment for commenting sake.  I’m just wanting to get the information documented so I don’t forget.  🙂 As some of you know, I’ve recently read two books on scalp acupuncture. As I

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Learning disabilities related to Spina Bifida

Depending on how old your child is, you may have already discovered that his learning process seems to be different from the typical child. For us, we noticed that Lauren took longer to learn certain concepts, and forgot them much more easily. She also takes much longer to do chores and activities and often forgets what she is supposed to

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Texas Children’s Hospital Fetal Center performs first successful fetoscopic repair to treat spina bifida in the United States

Physicians at Texas Children’s Fetal Center and Baylor College of Medicine proudly announce the completion of the first two-port fetoscopic procedure to repair spina bifida in-utero. It is believed that this is the first time this type of fetoscopic procedure has been performed in the United States. The fetoscopic approach was developed by Dr. Michael Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at

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The Gift of Life Without a Shunt

Seattle Children’s is among the first to offer a surgical treatment that gives children with hydrocephalus the hope of a life free from the burden of a shunt. Hydrocephalus is one of the most common congenital conditions in children, affecting 1 in 500 to 1,000 live births. Neurosurgeon Dr. Samuel Browd is dedicated to giving children with hydrocephalus a better

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