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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-155

Atypical anterior sacral meningocele mimicking sacrococcygeal teratoma


SAT Hospital, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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R Rajendran
SAT Hospital, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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ABSTRACT: Anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) is a very rare swelling in the sacrococcygeal region and is difficult to detect, as it does not usually present as an exophytic swelling. We came across a newborn with an Altmann type III swelling. CT scan and MR scan did not show extension into the spinal canal and there was no sacral bony defect. MR scan diagnosed a sacrococcygeal cystic teratoma, which was consistent with physical findings. It contained clear fluid only. It had no definite cyst wall on histopathologic examination and it recurred after excision. At a second operation transfixion of the pedicle was also done. The literature on anterior sacral meningocele is reviewed.






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