meningocele


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me·nin·go·cele

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

(mɛˈnɪŋɡəʊˌsiːl)
n
(Pathology) pathol protrusion of the meninges through the skull or backbone
[C19: from meningo- (see meninges) + -cele]
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Noun1.meningocele - a congenital anomaly of the central nervous system in which a sac protruding from the brain or the spinal meninges contains cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue)
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me·nin·go·cele

n. meningocele, protrusión de las meninges a través del cráneo o de la espina dorsal.
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meningocele

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Although the main role of neuro-imaging in IIH is to exclude other pathologies that cause increased CSF pressure, MRI findings that can be detected by modern neuroimaging methods such as empty sella, tortuosity of optic nerve, flattened posterior globe/sclera, contrast enhancement of vessels in the optic disc, meningocele formation, diffusion restriction at the optic nerve head, and transverse sinus stenosis were found to be related to diagnosis (13).
Exclusion criteria include: 1) children with epilepsy syndrome, 2) Children with cerebral palsy, 3) DRFE patients who receive = 3 AED, 4) Active CNS infection: meningitis, encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, 5) Real congenital abnormalities in the brain between others: meningocele, encephalomeningokel, porensefali, anencefali, congenital hydrocephalus, and hidranensefali, 6) Suffering from systemic diseases such as pneumonia, dengue haemorrhagic fever, severe dehydration diarrhea, heart failure, acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure, 7) Malignant diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, brain malignancy, lung malignancy, kidney malignancy.
Type of Surgery Uncuffed Cuffed Drainage of abcess 8 7 Removal of slough 5 4 Pyloromyotomy 4 4 Omphalocele Surgery 3 3 CHPS 1 2 Meningocele 2 3 Note: Table made from bar graph.
In more severe forms of this condition, a lump or sac (meningomyelocele or meningocele) usually containing cerebrospinal fluid, and part of the spinal cord are seen protruding from the lower back.
With imaging techniques, masses such as encephalocele or meningocele that extend intracranially can be differentially diagnosed, and biopsy procedures that can lead to catastrophic outcomes can be avoided.
Surgical correction of meningocele in non-descript cattle was reported earlier (Maji et al., 1994).
In general, imaging should be performed preoperatively, because meningocele and optic nerve sheath cysts should be ruled out [9,14].
A rare instance of jugular foramen meningocele being identified in an NF1 patient on imaging is described in this paper.
An anterior spinal meningocele may also present in the posterior mediastinum and will appear cyst-like on imaging due to filling of cerebrospinal fluid.
High signal on T2-weighted images (T2WI) and low signal on T1-weighted images (T1WI) within the middle ear or mastoid cavity are compatible with the diagnosis of meningocele; in addition, soft tissue that has an isointensity parallel with the temporal lobe parenchyma is highly suspicious with encephalocele [8].