spinal meningocele

hernial protrusion of the meninges through a defect in the vertebral column (spina bifida), usually posteriorly, forming a fluid-filled sac; locations are almost always in the thoracic or lumbar region although cervical and sacral meningoceles do occur. See also myelomeningocele.

Cross-section of a spinal meningocele.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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