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Neural Tube Defects

  • By: Kimberly Gokoffski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a collection of congenital disorders related to the failure of neurulation or the process by which the neural tube is formed, closed, and subsequently encapsulated. Although they can occur as single anomalies, neural tube defects are ...

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