Definition of meningocele in English:


Line breaks: men¦in¦go|cele
Pronunciation: /mɪˈnɪŋgə(ʊ)siːl
, -ˈnɪndʒə(ʊ)-/


  • 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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