CERVICAL CONGENITAL MIDLINE MENINGOCELES IN ADULTS


Duz B., ARSLAN E. , Goenuel E.

NEUROSURGERY, vol.63, no.5, pp.938-944, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/01.neu.0000327577.49724.32
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.938-944

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The clinical presentation, biomechanical evaluation, and surgical techniques for repairing cervical meningoceles in adulthood are presented. Cervical meningoceles are typically diagnosed in childhood and are rarely reported among spinal dysraphic lesions in adulthood. In most cases, the cervical spinal cord is found tethered to the dura and other soft tissues by fibrous or fibroneural elements. Cervical lesions, unlike those that arise more caudally, rarely leak cerebrospinal fluid.