Category: Maternal & Child Health Nursing

Encephalocele

Encephalocele

  Encephalocele, sometimes known by the Latin name cranium bifidum, is a neural tube defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes that cover it through openings...

Anencephaly

Anencephaly

Anencephaly is the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull. It is also called Aprosencephaly with open cranium. It is one of the most common neural...

Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Definition Muscular dystrophy is a collective term denoting a group of genetic disorders that results to the progressive degeneration of the skeletal muscles. Individuals affected with this disorder apparently lack...

Torticollis (Wry Neck)

Torticollis (Wry Neck)

Torticollis Definition Torticollis literally means “wry neck”. It comes from the term tortus meaning twisted and collum denoting to neck. Infants born with this deformity has a twisted neck (congenital...