Fetal Head & Spine Conditions

Our SLUCare Physician Group specialists evaluate and treat a variety of fetal conditions related to the head and spine. By using innovative technology, our team of experts can diagnose these conditions in the womb so you – and your baby – get the specialized care you need.

Chiari Malformation

If your baby has a chiari malformation, our multidisciplinary team will support you and your little one before and after birth.

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Hydrocephalus

Our team follows the most advanced protocols to treat hydrocephalus, giving your baby the best possible care and start in life.

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Microcephaly

While there is no cure for microcephaly, with the right care, children with this condition can continue to develop and thrive.

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Myelomeningocele

Our expert team is one of the most experienced in the country at caring for babies with this form of spina bifida.

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Spina Bifida Research

Learn how our experts are working to advance the diagnosis and treatment of spina bifida.

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Conditions We Treat

Chiari Malformation

Crowding of the structures at the base of the baby’s brain, near the spinal canal.

Cleft Lip & Palate

The two plates of the skull that form the roof of the mouth are not completely joined.

Hydrocephalus

Cerebrospinal fluid circulation is impaired, resulting in a build-up of fluid and pressure on the brain.

Microcephaly

The development of the brain slows down, or in rare cases stops growing in the womb or after delivery.

Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)

The spinal cord fails to close during development causing damage to the spinal nerves.


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