Our expert says:
spina bifida is usually diagnosed just after birth, and depending on what grade of SB you have, you may have physical signs on the back or on x/ray.
In cases in which there are no external findings, the diagnosis is more difficult and may not become evident until neurological abnormalities or hydrocephaly develop weeks, months, or years following birth.
If you think that it would give you peace of mind, why don't you go for a second opinion? The best place would be a neurosurgery department at one of the Academic hospitals - the prof's usually has a private practice too if you have a medical aid.
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