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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 350-352

"Giant" terminal myelocystocele: A rare variant of spinal dysraphism


Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Bansal
Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.162730

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Terminal myelocystocele (TMC) is a rare form of spinal dysraphism. They constitute approximately 5% of skin covered lumbosacral masses. The TMC is composed of a low-lying conus medullaris with cystic dilatation of caudal central canal and a surrounding meningocele that extends from the conus to the skin. A 2-year-old female child presented with a large lumbosacral mass and weakness of both lower limbs since birth. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a giant TMC. The child was operated on successfully. This is an interesting and rare case of "giant" TMC with partial sacral agenesis.


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