Late onset meningocele in a case of meningocele manqué
A 2-year-old child was brought to the outpatient department with a soft fluctuant swelling in the lumbosacral region since the last 6 months and a watery discharge from the swelling since the last 4 days. The swelling had been gradually progressive and was not associated with any pain or discharge until recently. She had been evaluated, elsewhere, at birth in view of a tuft of hair near the lumbosacral region and was diagnosed to have a split cord malformation type 1, and in the absence of a meningocele, the parents were advised regarding surgery. Apart from the tuft of hair in her lower back, she was neurologically well preserved and hence, they deferred surgery and wanted to wait and watch for any functional deficits prior to surgery. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the whole brain and whole spine revealed a type 1 split cord malformation (SCM type 1—diastematomyelia) at L3–4 level with a thoracic hemivertebrae and scoliosis with convexity to the right. There was...
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