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Spina Bifida Occulta (SBO)

is a group of conditions affecting the spinal column. The spinal column is made of bones, called “vertebrae.” They support the body and protect a large group of nerves, called the “spinal cord.” The spinal cord carries nerve signals from the body to the brain.

VA Benefits:  Spina Bifida Occulta is NOT recognized by the VA in the biological children of certain male Korean and of certain male Vietnam-era veterans exposed to Agent Orange – Learn more   Health Info Sheets:  Spina Bifida Occulta – a mild form of Spina Bifida – Learn more Spina Bifida Occulta Health Info Sheet   Children of Women Vietnam Veterans :  Birth Defects recognized in the children of women Vietnam veterans – Learn more   Health Registry for Veterans Children:  Registry for children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange and Gulf War veterans – Register Here