Cervical myelomeningocele

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Swelling since birth of the posterior cervical region.

Patient Data

Age: 9 months
Gender: Male

There is a large posterior midline cystic structure with no skin covering at the lower cervical spine, communicating with the spinal canal through an open spinal dysraphism of C4 and C5 with herniation of the neural tissue through this defect. No associated cerebral anomalies were seen.

Normal position of the cerebellar tonsils.

Case Discussion

This case shows the classical features of a cervical myelomeningocele through an open spinal dysraphism. The cervical region is considered as the rarest location (around 2%)

Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf MD CHU Constantine

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Case information

rID: 69569
Published: 15th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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