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meningocele Syllabification: me·nin·go·cele
Pronunciation: /məˈniNGɡōsēl/

Definition of meningocele in English:


A protrusion of the meninges through a gap in the spine due to a congenital defect.
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  • A precautionary magnetic resonance scan showed a meningocele, Arnold-Chiari malformation, gross hydrocephalus, and a normal fourth ventricle.
  • The differential diagnoses for tailgut cysts include teratoma, dermoid cyst, duplication cyst (enterogenous cyst), anal gland cyst, and anterior sacral meningocele.
  • Most children with meningocele develop normally.
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