meningomyelocele


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Kirkpatrick et al., "The impact of BRCA1 on spina bifida meningomyelocele lesion," Annals of Human Genetics, vol.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate urinary UA, hs-CRP, and thiol status (TS) in association with NB function in patients after meningomyelocele.
Elective cesarean delivery and long-term motor function or ambulation status in infants with meningomyelocele. Obstet Gynecol 2004;103:469-73.
Outcome of patients with meningomyelocele: The Ege University experience.
In children, certain benign diseases, such as neuropathic bladder dysfunction caused by congenital events, including meningomyelocele, require augmentation cystoplasty.
Nuutilla and Salantera (2006) interviewed parents of children with asthma, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, leukemia, diabetes, meningomyelocele, cerebral palsy, food allergy, and metabolic syndrome.
Along with a number of fetal morphological defects found during the present study histopathological anomalies attributable to developmental exposure of clomiphene citrate included meningomyelocele, hydrocephaly, microcephaly, underdeveloped cerebellum, dilated lateral ventricles, defective eye lens, corneal and retinal defects.
Rich et al reported associated anomalies in 46% of children presenting with urachal anomalies including omphalocele, omphalomesenteric remnant, meningomyelocele, unilateral kidney, hydronephrosis and vaginal atresia (3).
The defects included 1 laryngomalacia, 1 meningomyelocele, 1 hypospadias, 1 club foot, 1 hypertonicity of extremities and 1 cleft palate.
At birth, she presented with multiple anomalies, including meningomyelocele and cardiac dysfunction.