Meningocele

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

Meningoceles are protrusions of the meninges through a defect or weak point in the skull or spine, usually involving the soft tissues beneath the surface of the skin. They are typically categorized into congenital, iatrogenic (e.g. following a craniotomy, sinus surgery, or as a laminectomy complication), and spontaneous. 

A differential diagnosis for both spinal and cranial acquired meningoceles are pseudomeningoceles, which are CSF collections not lined by dura.

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Article information

rID: 38704
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Meningocoele
  • Meningocoeles
  • Meningoceles

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