Sacral meningocele

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Lower back pain with radiculopathy

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

An extradural cystic lesion with a signal similar to the CSF is present at the level of the sacrum. There are morphological changes in the sacral vertebral bodies consistent with posterior scalloping. The lesion extends in to the L5-S1 right neural foramen displacing but not encircling the nerve root anteriorly. This is most likely responsible for the patient's radiculopathy.

Case Discussion

Based on the MRI findings the lesion was classified type Ib spinal meningeal cyst.

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Case information

rID: 60486
Published: 21st May 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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