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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:spina bifida cystica
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Accession:MP:0012547 term browser browse the term
Definition:spinal bifida in which a hernial cyst containing meninges (meningocele), spinal cord (myelocele), or both (myelomeningocele) protrudes through a congenital cleft in the vertebral column; the protruding sac is encased in a layer of skin or a fine membrane that readily ruptures, causing leakage of cerebrospinal fluid and an increased risk of meningeal infection
Synonyms:exact_synonym: spina bifida aperta;   spina bifida manifesta

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  mammalian phenotype 5402
    growth/size/body region phenotype 820
      abnormal cyst 8
        spina bifida cystica 0
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  mammalian phenotype 5402
    embryo phenotype 6
      abnormal embryo morphology 2
        abnormal embryonic tissue morphology 1
          abnormal neural tube morphology 0
            abnormal neural tube closure 0
              open neural tube 0
                spina bifida 0
                  spina bifida cystica 0
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