Lumbar meningocoele

Case contributed by Dr Rengarajan R

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24 year pregnant female for anomaly screening

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

On ultrasound, lumbar spina bifida with protrusion of meninges was observed. The fetus also had moderate hydrocephalus (not shown here).

Case Discussion

Neural tube defects are commonly seen in fetuses of undernourished women who are folate deficient. Meningocoeles often accompany other abnormalities such as hydrocephalus, encephalocoeles.

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Case information

rID: 25893
Case created: 14th Nov 2013
Last edited: 28th Sep 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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