meningocele

Summary

Summary: A congenital or acquired protrusion of the meninges, unaccompanied by neural tissue, through a bony defect in the skull or vertebral column.

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  1. El Shabrawi Caelen L, White W, Soyer H, Kim B, Frieden I, McCalmont T. Rudimentary meningocele: remnant of a neural tube defect?. Arch Dermatol. 2001;137:45-50 pubmed
    Rudimentary meningocele, a malformation in which meningothelial elements are present in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, has been described in the past under a variety of different terms and has also been referred to as cutaneous ..
  2. Yen C, Kung S, Kwan A, Howng S, Wang C. Epidermoid cysts associated with thoracic meningocele. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008;150:305-8; discussion 308-9 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the metachronous development of intra- and extra-medullary tumours in conjunction with dorsal meningocele is rare...
  3. Krivokapic Z, Grubor N, Micev M, Colovic R. Anterior sacral meningocele with presacral cysts: report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 2004;47:1965-9 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare anomaly most frequently presenting as a presacral mass. Since the first description in 1837, approximately 150 cases have been reported...
  4. Oner A, Uzun M, Tokgoz N, Tali E. Isolated true anterior thoracic meningocele. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004;25:1828-30 pubmed
    Intrathoracic meningocele is rare and is usually associated with neurofibromatosis type I. Most of the reported thoracic meningoceles are not strictly anterior in location, but also lateral or anterolateral...
  5. Turgut M. Spinal congenital dermal sinus associated with thoracic meningocele. Neurosurg Focus. 2004;16:1 p following ECP1 pubmed
  6. Ashley W, Wright N. Resection of a giant anterior sacral meningocele via an anterior approach: case report and review of literature. Surg Neurol. 2006;66:89-93; discussion 93 pubmed
    An anterior sacral meningocele is a rare form of spinal dysraphism that is sometimes associated with syndromes such as Currarino and Marfan syndromes...
  7. Erdogmus B, Yazici B, Ozdere B, Safak A. Anterior sacral meningocele simulating ovarian cyst. J Clin Ultrasound. 2006;34:244-6 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare condition characterized by the herniation of meningeal membranes and cerebrospinal fluid through a defect in the anterior aspect of the sacrum...
  8. Rao A, Merenda D, Wetmore S. Diagnosis and management of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. Otol Neurotol. 2005;26:1171-5 pubmed
    ..To describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical management, and outcome of patients with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea...
  9. Tanaka K, Shimizu K, Kakegawa S, Oshima K, Takeyoshi I. Cystoperitoneal shunt for a giant intrathoracic meningocele under local anesthesia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011;91:317-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our patient had poor respiratory function because of the giant intrathoracic meningocele, so we performed a cystoperitoneal shunt under local anesthesia...

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  1. Sanna M, Fois P, Paolo F, Russo A, Falcioni M. Management of meningoencephalic herniation of the temporal bone: Personal experience and literature review. Laryngoscope. 2009;119:1579-85 pubmed publisher
    ..A review of the literature is also presented...
  2. Choudhary D, Mishra P, Kumar R, Mahapatra M, Choudhry V. Pregnancy on imatinib: fatal outcome with meningocele. Ann Oncol. 2006;17:178-9 pubmed
  3. Ramalingam K, Ramalingam R, SreenivasaMurthy T, Chandrakala G. Management of temporal bone meningo-encephalocoele. J Laryngol Otol. 2008;122:1168-74 pubmed publisher
    ..We present a series of 13 patients with chronic otitis media who suffered brain herniation into the mastoid cavity. We also discuss the presentation and management of brain herniation with or without cerebrospinal fluid leak...
  4. Akay K, Gonul E, Ocal E, Timurkaynak E. The initial treatment of meningocele and myelomeningocele lesions in adulthood: experiences with seven patients. Neurosurg Rev. 2003;26:162-7 pubmed
    ..Even though they appear as a simple spinal meningocele clinically, preoperative MR imaging and CT are necessary and helpful in the precise diagnosis and surgical ..
  5. de Andrade G, Braga O, Hisatugo M, de Paiva Neto M, Succi E, Braga F. Giant intrathoracic meningoceles associated with cutaneous neurofibromatosis type I: case report. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2003;61:677-81 pubmed
    Intrathoracic meningocele is a rare pathology, almost always associated with neurofibromatosis type I and with a few cases related in the literature...
  6. Brown N, Grundfast K, Jabre A, Megerian C, O Malley B, Rosenberg S. Diagnosis and management of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid-middle ear effusion and otorrhea. Laryngoscope. 2004;114:800-5 pubmed
    ..Data on nine cases of spontaneous CSF leak to the ear in adult patients from four medical centers are presented and analyzed to provide collective information about a disorder that can be difficult to diagnose and manage...
  7. Marin Sanabria E, Nagashi T, Yamamoto K, Nakamura Y, Aihara H, Kohmura E. Presacral meningocele associated with hereditary sacral agenesis and treated surgically: evaluation in three members of the same family. Neurosurgery. 2005;57:E597; discussion E597 pubmed
    Presacral meningocele in hereditary sacral agenesis is a complex and unusual spinal dysgenetic syndrome...
  8. Pavlou G, Bucur S, van Hille P. Entrapped spinal nerve roots in a pseudomeningocoele as a complication of previous spinal surgery. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006;148:215-9; discussion 219-20 pubmed
    ..The cause of her pain was evident only at operation and was due to herniation of nerve roots through the dural defect...
  9. Gardner P, Albright A. "Like mother, like son:" hereditary anterior sacral meningocele. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2006;104:138-42 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) is a relatively rare, congenital disorder. Usually it presents sporadically, but there are case reports of hereditary ASMs and evidence of a dominant mode of inheritance...
  10. Pechlivanis I, Scholz M, Harders A, Schmieder K. [Occult sacral meningocele--a diagnostic challenge]. Z Orthop Unfall. 2008;146:468-70 pubmed publisher
    ..During surgery an occult sacral meningocele was diagnosed. In the literature there are only few cases reported...
  11. Turgut M, Akyuz O, Unsal A. Occult intrasacral meningocele: case report and review of the literature. Zentralbl Neurochir. 2007;68:34-7 pubmed
    Occult intrasacral meningocele, characterised by the presence of a cyst within the sacral spinal canal, is an unusual congenital lesion...
  12. Fiss I, Danne M, Hartmann C, Brock M, Stendel R. Rapidly progressive paraplegia due to an extradural lumbar meningocele mimicking a cyst. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007;7:75-9 pubmed
    ..The authors report on a lumbar intraspinal extradural meningocele that caused incomplete paraplegia in an otherwise healthy 31-year-old man in whom magnetic resonance imaging ..
  13. Bayar A, Yasitli U, Tekiner A, Gokcek C, Edebali N, Erdem Y, et al. Anterior sacral meningocele. A case report. J Neurosurg Sci. 2007;51:89-92 pubmed
    A case of anterior sacral meningocele in a 6-year-old girl is reported. The laminotomies of L5, S1, and S2 vertebrae were performed through a median posterior approach...
  14. Kau T, Scharfegger H, Gasser J, Hausegger K. Pseudomeningocele and traumatic brain lesion following vacuum extraction delivery. Arch Neurol. 2007;64:1048-9 pubmed
  15. Trapp C, Farage L, Clatterbuck R, Romero F, Rais Bahrami S, Long D, et al. Laparoscopic treatment of anterior sacral meningocele. Surg Neurol. 2007;68:443-8; discussion 448 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare congenital malformation, whose open surgical treatment is well accepted. We present a laparoscopic approach as an adjunctive approach.
  16. Tuzun Y, Izci Y, Polat K. Anterior sacral meningocele: excision by the abdominal approach. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005;41:244-7 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele is a unilocular or multilocular extension of the dura mater and arachnoid out of the sacral spinal canal into the retroperitoneal and infraperitoneal space...
  17. Feltes C, Fountas K, Dimopoulos V, Escurra A, Boev A, Kapsalaki E, et al. Cervical meningocele in association with spinal abnormalities. Childs Nerv Syst. 2004;20:357-61 pubmed
    This case report presents a newborn baby girl, who was diagnosed at birth with a mid-cervical meningocele. Further radiographic workup by MRI revealed co-existing thoracic diplomyelia and bilateral tethered cords...
  18. Erol F, Topsakal C, Ozveren M, Akdemir I, Cobanoglu B. Meningocele with cervical dermoid sinus tract presenting with congenital mirror movement and recurrent meningitis. Yonsei Med J. 2004;45:568-72 pubmed
    ..She had a cervical meningocele mass that was leaking cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) and an associated mirror movement symptom...
  19. Vanhauwaert D, Deruytter M. Cystoperitoneal shunt as alternative treatment for a giant thoracic meningocele in a patient with neurofibromatosis. Surg Neurol. 2008;69:535-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Usually, these meningoceles remain asymptomatic, but back pain, headache, cough, and dyspnea are possible manifestations. Often, there is an associated kyphoscoliotic deformity of the thoracic spine...
  20. Mayeno J, Korol H, Nutik S. Spontaneous meningoencephalic herniation of the temporal bone: case series with recommended treatment. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130:486-9 pubmed
  21. Arora M, Praharaj S. Meningocele and ankyloblepharon following in utero exposure to olanzapine. Eur Psychiatry. 2006;21:345-6 pubmed
    ..This case highlights the possible teratogenic effect of olanzapine, in which the baby was born with meningocele and ankyloblepharon...
  22. Sakamoto H, Hoshino A, Ito K, Sakuraya M, Sato M, Sawada Y, et al. Intrathoracic giant meningocele associated with neurofibromatosis. Intern Med. 2003;42:767-8 pubmed
  23. Konya D, Dagcinar A, Akakin A, Gercek A, Ozgen S, Pamir M. Cervical meningocele causing symptoms in adulthood: case report and review of the literature. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2006;19:531-3 pubmed
    ..There was no recurrence of symptoms in 12 months of follow-up. Although in cases where a cervical meningocele-myelomeningocele is detected at any time, early treatment is essential to eliminate the high risk of future ..
  24. Akyuz M, Arslan G, Gurkanlar D, Tuncer R. CSF rhinorrhea from a transclival meningocele: a case report. J Neuroimaging. 2008;18:191-3 pubmed publisher
    ..The sphenoid sinus is rarely implicated as a source of spontaneous CSF fistula. Transclival meningocele is an extremely rare lesion...
  25. Spooler J, Cho D, Ray A, Zouros A. Patient with congenital optic nerve meningocele presenting with left orbital cyst. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009;25:267-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Meningocele of the optic nerve is a rare condition defined as dilatation of the optic nerve by spinal fluid not due to other pathology, classically presenting with headaches or progressive visual decline and usually follows a rapidly ..
  26. Isik N, Balak N, Kircelli A, Goynumer G, Elmaci I. The shrinking of an anterior sacral meningocele in time following transdural ligation of its neck in a case of the Currarino triad. Turk Neurosurg. 2008;18:254-8 pubmed
    ..Our aim is to report the effectiveness of a simple surgical technique in the treatment of anterior sacral meningocele in the Currarino Syndrome. The presentation of the Currarino Syndrome in adulthood is extremely uncommon...
  27. Haddad R. Multiple asymptomatic lateral thoracic meningocele. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008;33:113 pubmed
  28. Tani S, Okuda Y, Abe T. Surgical strategy for anterior sacral meningocele. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2003;43:204-9 pubmed
    A 25-year-old male presented with an anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) manifesting as repeated urinary tract infections...
  29. Massimi L, Calisti A, Koutzoglou M, Di Rocco C. Giant anterior sacral meningocele and posterior sagittal approach. Childs Nerv Syst. 2003;19:722-8 pubmed
    Anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) is a rare congenital malformation. Often while still asymptomatic, ASM may achieve a considerably size, to the extent of exerting a mass effect on the pelvic structures...
  30. Nairus J, Richman J, Douglas R. Retroperitoneal pseudomeningocele complicated by meningitis following a lumbar burst fracture. A case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1996;21:1090-3 pubmed
    ..This case report demonstrates an unusual complication after anterior decompression and fusion of a lumbar burst fracture...
  31. Zamponi C, Cervoni L, Caruso R. Large intrathoracic meningocele in a patient with neurofibromatosis: technical report. Neurosurg Rev. 1996;19:275-7 pubmed
    The authors describe a case of large intrathoracic meningocele (16 cm) associated with neurofibromatosis. Computed tomography with metrizamide myelography proved valuable in locating the lesion and in reformation after surgery...
  32. O Connor D, Maskery N, Griffiths W. Pseudomeningocele nerve root entrapment after lumbar discectomy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1998;23:1501-2 pubmed
    ..A case report of pseudomeningocele with nerve root entrapment after lumbar discectomy...
  33. Shamoto H, Yoshida Y, Shirane R, Yoshimoto T. Anterior sacral meningocele completely occupied by an epidermoid tumor. Childs Nerv Syst. 1999;15:209-11 pubmed
    A 2-year-old girl presented with an anterior sacral meningocele completely occupied by an epidermoid tumor. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging had shown the meningocele with contents of the same intensity as cerebrospinal fluid...
  34. Shanmuganathan V, Leatherbarrow B, Ansons A, Laitt R. Bilateral idopathic optic nerve sheath meningocele associated with unilateral transient cystoid macular oedema. Eye (Lond). 2002;16:800-2 pubmed
  35. Ebara S, Yuzawa Y, Kinoshita T, Takahashi J, Nakamura I, Hirabayashi H, et al. A neurofibromatosis type 1 patient with severe kyphoscoliosis and intrathoracic meningocele. J Clin Neurosci. 2003;10:268-72 pubmed
    ..When the patient was 59 years old, he started to suffer from dyspnea caused by an intrathoracic meningocele in the upper left thoracic cavity...
  36. Mizuno J, Nakagawa H, Yamada T, Watabe T. Intrathoracic giant meningocele developing hydrothorax: a case report. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2002;15:529-32 pubmed
    ..Radiologic evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging revealed progression of a giant meningocele associated with hydrothorax...
  37. Leikola J, Hukki A, Karppinen A, Valanne L, Koljonen V. The evolution of cerebellar tonsillar herniation after cranial vault remodeling surgery. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012;28:1767-71 pubmed
    ..We required cerebellar tonsillar herniation through foramen magnum ?3 mm for Chiari type I malformation (CMI). We hypothesized that the increase of intracranial volume by cranial vault remodeling would correct the asymptomatic CMI...
  38. Joo J, Kim J, Lee J. The prevalence of anatomical variations that can cause inadvertent dural puncture when performing caudal block in Koreans: a study using magnetic resonance imaging. Anaesthesia. 2010;65:23-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In 21 cases (0.8%) out of the 46 perineural cyst cases, the cyst could be found at or below the 3rd sacral vertebra level. Inadvertent dural puncture may happen when performing caudal block in patients with such abnormal anatomy...
  39. Ejaz R, Qin W, Huang L, Blaser S, Tetreault M, Hartley T, et al. Lateral meningocele (Lehman) syndrome: A child with a novel NOTCH3 mutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2016;170A:1070-5 pubmed publisher
    Lateral meningocele syndrome (LMS), or Lehman syndrome, is a rare disorder characterized by multiple lateral spinal meningoceles, distinctive facial features, joint hypermobility and hypotonia, along with skeletal, cardiac, and ..
  40. Klein O. Dandy Walker. J Neurosurg. 2005;102:353; author reply 353-4 pubmed
  41. Diz Lois Palomares M, Souto Ruzo J, Yáñez López J, Vázquez Millán M, San Millán Alvarez A, Vázquez Iglesias J. [Submucous rectal mass and acute meningitis: presentation of an anterior sacral meningocele]. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2005;97:756-8 pubmed
  42. Meyer D, Bersch U, Heilbronner R, Schmid H. [What is your diagnosis? Congenital occult presacral meningocele with broad connection to the dural sac over the right neural foramen S2]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2006;95:1963-4 pubmed
  43. Morota N, Ihara S. Postnatal ascent of the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari malformation Type II following surgical repair of myelomeningocele. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008;2:188-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Postnatal improvement in Chiari malformation type II (CM-II) following surgical repair of myelomeningocele was evaluated...
  44. Feigenbaum F. Giant sacral meningeal diverticulum containing a thickened filum with lipoma in an adult with spinal cord tethering. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008;9:281-4 pubmed
    ..Only 2 previous cases of intrasacral meningeal cyst and spinal cord tethering with a thickened filum were found, both in the non-English literature...
  45. Alameda Y, Busquets J, Portela J. Anterior skull base cerebrospinal fluid fistulas in Puerto Rico: treatment and outcome. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2009;101:29-33 pubmed
    ..Endonasal endoscopic surgery of the anterior skull base has become the standard procedure for the repair of most these fistulas...
  46. Weng Y, Cheng C, Li Y, Huang T, Hsu R. Management of giant pseudomeningoceles after spinal surgery. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010;11:53 pubmed publisher
    ..Pseudomeningoceles are a rare complication after spinal surgery, and studies on these complex formations are few...
  47. Mazur L, Lacy B, Wilsford L. The prevalence of hypertension in children with spina bifida. Acta Paediatr. 2011;100:e80-3 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine whether children with spina bifida (SB) have a higher prevalence of hypertension (HTN) than population-based controls...
  48. Phillips P, Correia J, Karlsson P, Muthu T, Balakrishnan V, Hussain Z. Symptomatic delayed trans-dural herniation and strangulation of cauda equinae following resection of Myxopapillary ependymoma. Br J Neurosurg. 2012;26:432-3 pubmed publisher
  49. Bialer O, Rueda M, Bruce B, Newman N, Biousse V, Saindane A. Meningoceles in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014;202:608-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the frequency of spontaneous intracranial meningoceles among IIH patients and determine their association with visual outcome...
  50. Heidekrueger P, Thu M, Muhlbauer W, Holm Mühlbauer C, Schucht P, Anderl H, et al. Safe and sustainable: the extracranial approach toward frontoethmoidal meningoencephalocele repair. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017;20:334-340 pubmed publisher
  51. Griffet J, Leroux J, El Hayek T. Lumbopelvic stabilization with external fixator in a patient with lumbosacral agenesis. Eur Spine J. 2011;20 Suppl 2:S161-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Lumbopelvic arthrodesis in caudal regression syndrome is difficult to obtain. The use of spine external fixator, however, allows trunk elongation and can achieve a stable sitting and upright position...
  52. Barazi S, Cudlip S, Johnston F. High and low pressure states associated with posterior sacral meningocele. Br J Neurosurg. 2003;17:184-7 pubmed
    ..The first patient underwent excision of her large sacral meningocele and simple ligation of the neck, resulting in resolution of all her associated symptoms...
  53. Volk A, Karbasiyan M, Semmler A, Todt U, Urbach H, Klockgether T, et al. Adult index patient with Currarino syndrome due to a novel HLXB9 mutation, c.336dupG (p.P113fsX224), presenting with Hirschsprung's disease, cephalgia, and lumbodynia. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2007;79:249-51 pubmed
    ..Mutations in the homeoboxHLXB9 gene have already been described in a subset of sacrococcygeal anomalies characterized by partial sacral agenesis...