Myelomeningocoele in an adult

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Recent paraesthesia of the left lower leg. Known spina bifida with MMC. A cutaneous defect had been closed in early childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Spina bifida, cord tethering and hydromyelia. Multilocular cystic lesion extruding into the subcutaneous tissue. One cyst shows higher signal on T1 and lower on T2, probably due to proteinaceous content.

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Case Information

rID: 18608
Case created: 15th Jul 2012
Last edited: 31st Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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