meningocele


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meningocele

[mə′niŋ·gə‚sēl]
(medicine)
Hernia of the meninges through a defect in the skull or vertebral column, forming a cyst filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
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Characteristics of children with spina bifida n (%) Type Meningomyelocele 34 (85) Meningocele 6 (15) Anatomic location Thoracic 3 (7.
Ali is suffering from meningocele, a congenital defect that results in a short tail- like structure
6,7) Because of this mechanism, rudimentary meningoceles and acoelic meningeal hamartomas most likely represent 2 ends of a spectrum, (6) and many authors simply prefer the term cutaneous meningioma.
CT showed an S3-5 anterior defect with a large anterior sacral meningocele, which had compressed and displaced the bladder superiorly.
Cervical meningocele with tethered cervical cord in a Chinese infant.
This Saturday I counted 29 patients: 6 with Pott's disease, tuberculosis of the spine; 5 with rheumatic heart disease; 5 with cancer; 4 with congenital spine disease; 1 with TB of the hip; 1 with endocardial cushion defect; 1 with giant plexiform neurofibroma; and 1 with a fist-sized meningocele.
In my practice of obstetric anaesthesia I have encountered a 16-year-old parturient with lumbosacral meningocele (status post corrective surgery in the neonatal period) who received a combined spinal-epidural (CSE) analgesia (L3-4 interspace slightly above the surgical incision line) for pain relief in labour (Kuczkowski KM-unpublished data).
In patients with known spina bifida (present or past meningocele or myelomeningocele) who develop a neurological deficit/sensory level that is above that attributed to the original spina bifida lesion.
With respect to type of lesion, 51 (74%) had myelomeningocele, 7 (10%) had lipomeningocele, 6 (9%) had encephalocele, 3 (4%) had meningocele, and 2 (2%) had spina bifida occulta.
In utero exposure to aminopterin, an antagonist of folic acid, has been associated with anencephaly, meningocele, hydrocephalus, and cleft lip and palate (Thiersch 1952; Warkany et al.
Clostridium tertium meningitis as the presenting sign of a meningocele in a twelve-year-old child.
In addition to tailgut cysts, other differential diagnoses that should be considered when a presacral mass is discovered include epidermoid cyst, dermoid cyst, endometrioma, rectal duplication cyst, anal gland cyst, and anterior meningocele.