myelomeningocele

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myelomeningocele

[‚mī·ə·lō·mə′niŋ·gō‚sēl]
(medicine)
Spina bifida with protrusion of the spinal meninges.
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Lipomyelomeningoceles and myelocystoceles, where the cord usually exits the spinal canal dorsally, almost always require surgery.
Terminal myelocystoceles are usually associated with other caudal cell mass anomalies and must be distinguished from myelomeningoceles.