Definition of Meningocele

1. Noun. A congenital anomaly of the central nervous system in which a sac protruding from the brain or the spinal meninges contains cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue).




Definition of Meningocele

1. Noun. (pathology) a form of spina bifida in which a meningeal sac of cerebrospinal fluid protrudes through the skull ¹

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Medical Definition of Meningocele

1. A protrusion of the membranes that cover the spine and part of the spinal cord through a bone defect in the vertebral column. It is due to failure of closure during embryonic life of bottom end of the neural tube, the structure which gives rise to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). The term spina bifida refers specifically to the bony defect in the vertebral column through which the meningeal membrane and cord may protrude (spina bifida cystica) or may not protrude so that the defect remains hidden, covered by skin (spina bifida occulta). However, through usage the term spina bifida is gradually becoming synonymous The risk of all neural tube defects can be decreased by the mother taking folic acid during pregnancy. (21 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meningocele

meningeorrhaphy
meninges
meningioangiomatosis
meningioma
meningiomas
meningiomata
meningiomatosis
meningism
meningismus
meningitic
meningitic streak
meningitides
meningitis
meningo-
meningo-osteophlebitis
meningocele (current term)
meningocele manqué
meningoceles
meningocerebral cicatrix
meningococcaemia
meningococcaemias
meningococcal
meningococcal infections
meningococcal meningitis
meningococcemia
meningococcemias
meningococci
meningococcic
meningococcus
meningocortical

Literary usage of Meningocele

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1. Surgical Diseases of Children: A Modern Treatise on Pediatric Surgery by Samuel Walter Kelley (1909)
"When there is fluid between the membranes and the protruding brain substance it is termed hydro-encephalo-meningocele. Often the condition is associated ..."

2. The Diseases of Children: Medical and Surgical by Henry Ashby, George Arthur Wright, William Perry Northrup, T. Halsted Myers (1893)
"We have successfully excised an occipital meningocele in which the tumour did not communicate with the ..."

3. Elements of surgical pathology by Augustus Joseph Pepper (1883)
"CEREBRAL meningocele AND ... Cerebral meningocele and ... are the analogues of spinal hydro-meningocele and hydro- ..."

4. Diseases of infants and children by Henry Dwight Chapin, Godfrey Roger Pisek (1915)
"Occasionally, however, we have meningocele or encephal- ocele. ... meningocele. base of the tumor depends upon the size of the opening, being pedunculated ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"Injection of Tincture of Iodine in meningocele.— Foreign Body in the Ureter.—Trt$lat narrates the case of a patient who had introduced a piece of ..."

6. A System of surgery: Theoretical and Practical by Timothy Holmes (1871)
"In encephalocele a portion of brain also lies or.:- the skull, while in meningocele nothing protrudes except a bag of the n** ..."

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