Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

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

DQGiantDQ terminal myelocystocele: A rare variant of spinal dysraphism


Sumit Bansal, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra 
 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

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 DQgiantDQ TMC with partial sacral agenesis.


How to cite this article:
Bansal S, Mahapatra AK. "Giant" terminal myelocystocele: A rare variant of spinal dysraphism.Asian J Neurosurg 2015;10:350-352


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Bansal S, Mahapatra AK. "Giant" terminal myelocystocele: A rare variant of spinal dysraphism. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];10:350-352
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