Meningocele in a Two Year Old Child: A Case Report
Meningocele in a Two Year Old Child
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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