lipomyelomeningocele

lipomyelomeningocele

(lip″ō-mī″ĕ-lō-me-ning′ŏ-sēl″) [ lipo- + myelomeningocele]
A rare defect in which a fatty tumor grows from beneath the surface of the skin of the lower back toward the spinal cord, compressing and tethering the cord in place instead of allowing it to move freely in the cerebrospinal fluid. The condition is usually identified in childhood. The fat mass can damage motor and sensory function in the lower part of the body and cause bowel and bladder problems.
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Newton, MA 02460-2250 1,3 LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY See: Muscular Dystrophy LIMIT DEXTRINOSIS See: Glycogen Storage Diseases; Muscular Dystrophy LIPID HISTIOCYTOSIS See: Niemann-Pick Disease LIPIDOSIS, CEREBROSIDE See: Gaucher Disease LIPOFUSCINOSES, NEURONAL CEROID See: Batten Disease LIPOMYELOMENINGOCELE Lipomyelomeningocele Family Support Network 321 Hopewell St.
Newton, MA 02460-2250 http://www.superkids.org 1,3 LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY See: Muscular Dystrophy LIMIT DEXTRINOSIS See: Glycogen Storage Diseases; Muscular Dystrophy LIPID HISTIOCYTOSIS See: Niemann-Pick, Type C Disease LIPIDOSIS, CEREBROSIDE See: Gaucher Disease LIPOFUSCINOSES, NEURONAL CEROID See: Batten Disease LIPOID HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL See: Adrenal Disorders LIPOMYELOMENINGOCELE Lipomyelomeningocele Family Support Network 321 Hopewell St.
They are: LFSN Support List (Lipomyelomeningocele Family Support Network), which can be contacted via E-mail at Imctcs@Avenza.com; and the Neuro-Incontincence Support List, which deals with damage to the bladder, neurogenic bladder, urinary sphincter problems, etc., and they can be contacted at the following E-mail address: neuro-incontinence@egroups.com.
Newton, MA 02460-2250 http://www.super-kids.org 1,3 LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY See: Muscular Dystrophy LIMIT DEXTRINOSIS See: Glycogen Storage Diseases; Muscular Dystrophy LIPID HISTIOCYTOSIS See: Niemann-Pick Disease LIPIDOSIS, CEREBROSIDE See: Gaucher Disease LIPOFUSCINOSES, NEURONAL CEROID See: Batten Disease LIPOID HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL See: Adrenal Disorders LIPOMYELOMENINGOCELE Lipomyelomeningocele Family Support Network 321 Hopewell St.
Newton, MA 02460-2250 http://www.superkids.org 1 LIMB-GIRDLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY See: Muscular Dystrophy LIMIT DEXTRINOSIS See: Glycogen Storage Diseases; Muscular Dystrophy LIPID HISTIOCYTOSIS See: Niemann-Pick Disease, LIPIDOSIS, CEREBROSIDE See: Gaucher Disease LIPOFUSCINOSES, NEURONAL CEROID See: Batten Disease LIPOID HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL See: Adrenal Disorders LIPOMYELOMENINGOCELE Lipomyelomeningocele Family Support Network 321 Hopewell St.
A 66-year-old female with a congenital terminal lipomyelomeningocele presented to the adult spina bifida clinic.
Abnormal fusion of these germ layers can result in nonfusion of the embryonic halves of the vertebral arches or spina bifida.[11] Mesodermal and epidermal tissue fill the space left vacant by incomplete neurulation and result in such abnormalities as a dermal sinus tract, lipomyelomeningocele, diastematomyelia, and tight filum terminale, all associated with spina bifida occulta.[15]
To minimize etiologic heterogeneity within the case group, cases with an associated chromosomal abnormality or other syndrome (n = 75) and those with a closed NTD (i.e., lipomyelomeningocele, n = 88) were excluded.
Lipomyelomeningocele consists of a skin covered back mass that contains neural tissues, CSF, meninges and presence of lipoma or lipomatous component that extends from the subcutaneous tissue of back through the back mass into the spinal canal.11,12
PELVIS###Perineal hemangioma, external genitalia malformations, lipomyelomeningocele, vesicorenal abnormalities, imperforate anus, and skin tag.15-17
Although the classic example is the child with a myelomeningocele, a significant number of our patients have other spinal cord defects, including lipomyelomeningocele, fatty filum, and occult tethered cords.