By C. Sainte-Rose As we stand on the daybreak of the 21st century, one might ponder the rationale of writing a ebook on spina bifida. As soon as commonplace in European international locations previous to the period of ultrasonography, this illness turned more and more uncommon in developed international locations as a – sult of enhancements in antenatal prognosis, to the purpose that we believed it to be d- showing. Information of spina bifida and of its remedy, as soon as so richly subtle – ly 30 years in the past, started to fade. Younger neurosurgeons who had by no means seen such a m- formation at its preliminary presentation had been hesitant, and didn’t perceive the protean medical indicators of those sufferers presenting to the emergency division or outpatient clinics. This example, nonetheless, didn’t final for lengthy. As a consequence of the poli- cal and financial occasions of the ultimate years of the 20th century, the appearance of globa- sation, and the numerous want for immigration, we realised that spina bifida had not disappeared in any respect in the remainder of the world. Migration was, and is, bringing it again – to our doorstep, to our on a regular basis medical and surgical apply. It’s important the- fore, to not lose the data gained by our masters, to try to assemble it in a single place with a view to perceive the illness from its inception in utero by means of till adu- hood and the reproductive age.
M. Memet Özek, Giuseppe Cinalli, Wirginia Maixner