Meningocele in a Two Year Old Child: A Case Report

Meningocele in a Two Year Old Child

  • Muhammad Sule Baba Department of Radiology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Ma’aji Sadisu Mohammed Department of Radiology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Sa’idu Sule Ahmed Department of Radiology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Shamaki Amina Muhammad Bello Department of Radiology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Usman Aminu Umar Department of Radiology, Gombe state University, Gombe, Nigeria
Keywords: Spinal dysraphism, Cerebrospinal fluid, Vertebrae, Dura

Abstract

Meningocele is the cystic dilation of the meninges containing cerebrospinal fluid through a defect in the vertebral column without neural tissue. Meningocele has a prevalence of about 2.2 per 1000 live birth in North-West Nigeria. This is a two year old male child presenting with a sacral mass since birth, with fecal and urinary incontinence and failure to achieve vital milestones. The patient had a plain spinal radiograph that showed a soft tissue density mass located at the posterior aspect of the sacral spine with associated scoliosis of the lumbosacral spine. He also had a spinal magnetic resonance imaging that confirmed the diagnosis of a meningocele in the posterior aspect of the sacral spine. The patient had a surgical repair of the meningocele and subsequently discharged to continue physiotherapy and regular hospital follow-up visits. We report the radiologic findings of meningocele in this patient due to its mode of presentation.

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Published
2021-06-20
How to Cite
Muhammad Sule Baba, Ma’aji Sadisu Mohammed, Sa’idu Sule Ahmed, Shamaki Amina Muhammad Bello, & Usman Aminu Umar. (2021). Meningocele in a Two Year Old Child: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology, 9(2), 5-8. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajcpn/article/view/1991
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