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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

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

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]

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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[7] and Jeshil and Deepak [8] reported that jugular foramen meningocele was detected in adult patients with NF1 incidentally.
Traditionally, neurosurgeons intend to extirpate the relation between the subarachnoid space and the meningocele (14).
An intrathoracic meningocele is a cystic sac that has a wall formed by spinal meninges and contains cerebrospinal fluid.
In this patient, the presence of a large anterior sacral meningocele altering the bladder anatomy affected performance of the HPDC.
(3) Sacral defect with anterior meningocele (SDAM): sacral agenesis and spina bifida.
Produciran encefalocele o meningocele, en los cuales el tubo neural cerrado, esta herniado a traves de la region afectada del craneo o de la columna vertebral (5).
Of the children with SB, 34 were followed due to a diagnosis of meningomyelocele, and 6 were followed due to a diagnosis of meningocele (Table 2).
Un caso de espectro Oculoauriculovertebral con meningocele occipital.
Epitimpano, cavidad timpanica, antro 28 y mastoides Epitimpano y cavidad timpanica 7 Antro y mastoides 4 Otros hallazgos Erosion de cadena osicular 84 Dehiscencia de: Canal del nervio facial 29 Tegmen timpani 9 Tegmen antri 9 Seno sigmoide 7 Canal semicircular lateral 7 Capsula otica 2 En el hipotimpano 2 Meningocele 9 Tabla 3.
Los tic se presentaron en el 16% de los pacientes, de los cuales la mitad correspondia a sindrome de Tourette, deficit de atencion, en 4%, depresion en el 3%, trastornos obsesivos compulsivos 2% y epilepsia en el 4%, tambien se reportaron con incidencia aislada en cerca de 1%, miopatia, ataxia, sordera, meningocele, hipotiroidismo y problemas del lenguaje expresivo(22).
And among the NTD 9 patients (42.86%), 95% CI 21.69 - 64.03) had anencephalic fetus, 6 (28.57%, 95% CI 19.25 - 47.89) had hydrocephalus fetus, 2 patients (9.52%, 95% CI 3.03 - 22.07) each of cleft lip / palate and spins bifida, 1 patient (4.76%, 95% CI - 4.35 - 13.87) each had meningocele and holoprosencephalic fetus.