meningomyelocele


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myelomeningocele

 [mi″ĕ-lo-mĕ-ning´go-sēl]
hernial protrusion of the spinal cord and its meninges through a defect in the vertebral arch (spina bifida); see also neural tube defect. Called also meningomyelocele.
Child with a large thoraco-lumbar myelomeningocele consisting of protruding spinal cord covered by meninges. From Mueller and Young, 2001.

me·nin·go·my·e·lo·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-mī'ĕ-lō-sēl'),
Protrusion of the spinal cord and its membranes through a defect in the vertebral column.
[meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + kēlē, tumor]

meningomyelocele

meningomyelocele

Protrusion of the spinal meninges and cord through a defect of the vertebral column, usually at the distal end; when accompanied by a bone defect, it is termed spina bifida.

Epidemiology
1:5000 births.

Other findings
Often accompanied by midline defects—e.g., of the anus, heart and trachea (tracheo-oesophageal fistulas).

meningomyelocele

Neurology Protrusion of the spinal meninges and cord through a defect in the vertebral column; the bone defect is termed spina bifida, see there.

me·nin·go·my·e·lo·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-mī'ĕ-lō-sēl)
Protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord through a defect in the vertebral column.
Synonym(s): myelocystomeningocele, myelomeningocele.
[meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + kēlē, tumor]

meningomyelocele

An abnormal protrusion of the spinal cord and its covering membranes (MENINGES) through a congenital defect in the bone of the spine (SPINA BIFIDA). The meningomyelocele forms a swelling under the skin and the condition is usually associated with a severe neurological disturbance with loss of function in the legs and bladder. Folic acid taken just before, and during the first few weeks of, pregnancy can eliminate this disaster.

me·nin·go·my·e·lo·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-mī'ĕ-lō-sēl)
Protrusion of meninges and spinal cord through a defect in the vertebral column.
[meningo- + G. myelos, marrow, + kēlē, tumor]

meningomyelocele

(məning´gəmī´ələsēl´),
n a saclike cyst containing brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and the meninges that protrudes through a congenital defect in the skull.

meningomyelocele

hernial protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord through a defect in the vertebral column, often spina bifida.
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To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first clinical evaluation of urinary levels of hs CRP, urinary UA, and thiol status in children and adolescents with neurogenic bladder after meningomyelocele.
The etiology of hydroureteronephrosis was neurogenic bladder secondary to meningomyelocele in five patients, a posterior urethral valve (PUV) in four patients, an obstructive megaureter in three patients and ectopic obstructive ureterocele in two patients.
14) However, epidural analgesia does carry the theoretic risk of CNS infection, and is especially inadvisable with meningomyelocele or other neural tube defects.
In addition, a lumbar meningomyelocele was identified, but ultrasound exams revealed no other anomalies.
She has been diagnosed as having the following disabilities; spina bifida, meningomyelocele, ilio loop diversion, paraplegia, VA shunt, thoraco vertebra, osteotomy, and borderline mental retardation.
Magnesium-permeable TRPM6 polymorphisms in patients with meningomyelocele.
Bruck syndrome: a rare case report with dextrocardia and meningomyelocele.
TOF/ESOPHAGEAL ATRESIA 25% DUODENAL ATRESIA 7% INTESTINAL/JEJUNAL ATRESIA 6% INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION 6% ANORECTAL MALFORMATION 38% ECTOPIA VESICAE 6% MENINGOMYELOCELE 6% SACRO COCCYGEAL TERATOMA 6% Note: Table made from pie chart.
A shunt was inserted in a ten-month old female patient who had been operated at the age of one month because of meningomyelocele and who had developed hydrocephalus.
Meningomyelocele and meningocele were the most common diseases causing neurogenic bladder.
Meningomyelocele (MMC) is the most severe form of spina bifida resulting from lack of closure of the neural tube during embryologic development with a worldwide incidence ranging from 1.