Congenital spinal meningocele

Congenital spinal meningoceles are developmental anomalies of meningothelial elements displaced into the skin and subcutaneous tissues.

Please refer to the meningocele article for a broad overview of all types of this condition. 


It is a defect of the neural tube, an embryonic structure that gives rise to the spinal cord and vertebral column. This defect leads to protrusion of the membranes that cover the spine and part of the spinal cord through a bone defect in the vertebral column.


Differential diagnosis

Possible considerations include

Article information

rID: 1660
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital spinal meningocoeles
  • Congenital spinal meningoceles
  • Congenital spinal meningocoele

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 3: giant thoracic meningcele MR
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  • Case 3 : coronal myelogram
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  • Case 4: lumbar meningocele - antenatal ultrasound
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