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I just wanted to rule out a myelocoele.
Is there any hair over the bump>
Is the skin over the bump of a darker color?
Well, that's the complicated part, it can have symptoms and most of the times it doesn't have any symptoms.
There are different kinds of spina bifida.
And it may also just be a lipoma.
The only thing that can differentiate between the differentials is an Ultrasound.
Is there any other abnormality? Is he moving his legs around?
Worst case - is very frank and you're doctor would have picked it up on the anomaly scan you had when you were 18 - 24 weeks in pregnancy.
That's what babies do :)
I do not think there is anything to worry about here.
You should have this evaluated. But most likely to be a fat pad or a lipoma.
Its just a collection of fat, yes it is curable. He can get it liposuctioned or removed when he is older. no emergency.
Yes, usually the occult type of spina bifida presents with no real symptoms just a bulge a little away from the midline. Can be accompanied with hair on the bulge or can have darker skin over the bulge.
The other types of spina bifida - cystica and rachischisis are pretty obvious.
And have neurological deficits associated.
Your child does not appear to have any severe anomaly.
Yes, of course.
The whole baby is examined for anomalies.
And spina bifida is not something a paediatrician would miss.
God bless and take care.
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