Encephaloceles are sometimes treated with surgery. During the surgery, the bulge of tissue is placed back into the skull. Surgery also may help to correct abnormalities in the skull and face.
Treatment for spina bifida depends on the severity of the condition and the presence of complications. For some people, treatment needs may change over time depending on the severity or complications.1
There is no treatment for anencephaly or iniencephaly.2 These conditions are usually fatal shortly after birth.
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