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Terminal Myelocystocele Associated with Cloacal Exstrophy: Case report

  • Kunihiko Watanabe
  • Susumu Wakai
  • Masakatsu Nagai
  • Takashi Tsuchioka
  • Toshio Fujiwara

Abstract

A baby boy with a terminal myelocystocele associated with cloacal exstrophy, omphalocele and imperforate anus is presented. A large cystic lumbosacral mass approximately 10×15×8 cm in size was covered with seemingly normal skin and protruded to the left at L3–4 vertebral level. It grew in size gradually after birth. In fear of the rupture of the mass, a repair surgery was performed at 7 weeks of age. It was confirmed to be a myelocystocele surgically and pathologically.

Key words

Cloacal exstrophy Terminal myelocystocele Spina bifida OEIS complex 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiko Watanabe
    • 1
  • Susumu Wakai
    • 1
  • Masakatsu Nagai
    • 1
  • Takashi Tsuchioka
    • 1
  • Toshio Fujiwara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and Department of SurgeryDokkyo University School of MedicineTochigiJapan

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