Living with Spina Bifida

A Guide for Families and Professionals

Updated Edition

By Adrian Sandler, M.D.

With a new preface by the author

296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 93 illus., appends., bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5547-8
    Published: March 2004
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6786-0
    Published: November 2009

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It is the most common complex birth defect. Spina bifida affects approximately one out of every 1,000 children born in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Adrian Sandler offers a wealth of useful information on the medical, developmental, and psychological aspects of this condition.

Accurate, accessible, and up-to-date, Living with Spina Bifida is written especially for families and professionals who care for children, adolescents, and adults with spina bifida. This edition contains a new preface by the author, addressing recent developments in research and treatment, as well as an updated list of spina bifida associations.

About the Author

Adrian Sandler, M.D., is medical director of the Olson Huff Center at Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
For more information about Adrian Sandler, M.D., visit the Author Page.


"[As] the parent of a child with spina bifida, I've never found a book that so completely addresses the multiple facets of his disability. Dr. Sandler's work is a refreshingly direct and highly readable, detailed look at a complete life-long condition."-Judy Woodruff, CNN

"An authoritative summary of the current issues facing both patients and their families."-W. Jerry Oakes, M.D., Children's Hospital of Alabama