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Posterior meningocele

Disease definition

Posterior meningocele is a rare neural tube closure defect characterized by the herniation of a cerebrospinal fluid-filled sac, that is lined by dura and arachnoid mater, through a posterior spina bifida and covered by a layer of skin of variable thickness, which may be dysplastic or ulcerated. The spinal cord and nerves are generally not included and function normally, although sometimes a tethered cord may be associated. They are most commonly located in the lumbar or sacral region.

ORPHA:268810

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q05.2  Q05.3  Q05.7  Q05.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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