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meningocele

 [mĕ-ning´go-sēl]
hernial protrusion of meninges through a defect in the bony spine. See also neural tube defect.
Meningocele: External protruding sac contains meninges and cerebrospinal fluid. From Frazier et al., 2000.

me·nin·go·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-sēl),
Protrusion of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord through a defect in the cranium or spinal column.
[meningo- + G. kēlē, tumor]

meningocele

/me·nin·go·cele/ (mĕ-ning´gah-sēl) hernial protrusion of the meninges through a defect in the cranium (cranial m.) or vertebral column (spinal m.) .
Cross-section of a spinal meningocele.

meningocele

(mə-nĭng′gə-sēl′)
n.
A moderately severe form of spina bifida in which the meninges protrude, causing a bulge under the skin.

meningocele

[mining′gōsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, meninx + kele, hernia
a saclike protrusion of either the cerebral or spinal meninges through a congenital defect in the skull or the vertebral column. It forms a hernial cyst that is filled with cerebrospinal fluid but does not contain neural tissue. The anomaly is designated a cranial meningocele or spinal meningocele, depending on the site of the defect. It can be easily repaired by surgery. See also myelomeningocele, neural tube defect.
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Meningocele: protrusion of meninges through the skin

meningocele

Neonatology A neural tube defect with protrusion of the spinal meninges and part of the spinal cord through a bony defect in the vertebral column, caused by a failure of closure during embryonic period at the base of the neural tube. See Neural tube defect, Spina bifida.

me·nin·go·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-sēl)
Protrusion of the meninges (membranes) of the brain or spinal cord through a defect in the cranium or vertebral column.
[meningo- + G. kēlē, tumor]

meningocele

meningeal herniation, e.g. as in mild spina bifida

me·nin·go·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-sēl)
Protrusion of membranes of the brain or spinal cord through defect in cranium or spinal column.
[meningo- + G. kēlē, tumor]

meningocele

(məning´gəsēl´),
n a saclike protrusion of either the cerebral or spinal meninges through a congenital defect in the skull or the vertebral column.

meningocele

hernial protrusion of meninges through a defect in the skull or vertebral column.
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Meningocele in a calf. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997

Patient discussion about meningocele

Q. my recently born son has been diagnosed with meningocele. How Risky is the surgery.?? The skin over the effected area is in tact. The brain is ultrasonographically normal. No signs of hydrocephalus in the brain or anywhere along spine. The neurosurgeon told that he will assess the child for surgery after three months. What are the risks if this anamolly is not correct viz a viz that of the surgery itself.???. what is the success % and that of any disability due to surgery??

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La fisiopatologia de la iniencefalia no es clara pero puede producirse por defecto oseo en la porcion escamosa del hueso occipital y vertebras cervicales y toracicas pobremente formadas; puede presentarse encefalocele, raquisquisis y meningocele.
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It was not immediately evident whether the lesion did indeed represent a mucocele with fluid content or a meningocele arising from an arachnoid cyst.
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