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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.) .
meningoceleNeonatology 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.
meningocelemeningeal herniation, e.g. as in mild spina bifida
n a saclike protrusion of either the cerebral or spinal meninges through a congenital defect in the skull or the vertebral column.
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??