Cervical meningocele and associated spinal anomalies

Johnny B. Delashaw, T. S. Park, Wayne M. Cail, Dennis G. Vollmer

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Abstract

Simple meningoceles are infrequent forms of dysraphism and are often benign. They have been associated with other spinal anomalies. The uncommon cervical meningocele may have a higher propensity to be associated with other spinal anomalies. Four patients with cervical meningocele are presented with radiographic evaluation and clinical course. Multiple abnormalities were documented radiographically and operatively, including hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, hydromyelia, lipomeningomyelocele, tethered cord, thickened filum terminale, diastematomyelia, Klippel-Feil syndrome, and thoracic hemivertebrae. Prior to the development of any late neurological abnormality from associated spinal anomalies, magnetic resonance imaging is recommended early in a child born with a simple meningocele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1987

Keywords

  • Diastematomyelia
  • Hydromyelia
  • Lipomeningomyelocele
  • Meningocele
  • Tethered cord

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