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Beyond the operating theatre: Long-term quality of life in spina bifida

Z Toefy

Abstract


Long-term quality of life of a person born with spina bifida, as in any disability, is dependent on the challenges of that disability being recognised, met and overcome, to prevent patients becoming handicapped.


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Z Toefy, Spinal Defects Clinic, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Spina bifida

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2014;104(4):317. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8148

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-03-05
Date published: 2014-03-06

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