Lipomyelomeningocele

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Lipomyelomeningocele

Lipomyelomeningocele is a congenital birth defect affecting the spine in one to two of every 10,000 children born. The defect can be detected at birth in most cases, and is typically confirmed with an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). It presents as a large lump or mass in the child's middle or lower back. This is not typically painful. The lump is associated with abnormal fat accumulation below the skin and that can affect the spinal cord. Symptoms are neurological including weakness, back or leg pain, numbness, and bladder or bowel incontinence. Surgical treatment is recommended beginning at 2 months of age or later at the time of diagnosis. Surgery may be able to release the attachment of fat to the spinal cord or reduce the size of the fat mass. Lipomyelomeningocele is related to other spinal cord lipomas.

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The terms "Lipomyelomeningocele" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Rare Triad of Giant Occipital Encephalocele with Lipomyelomeningocele, Tetralogy of Fallot, and Situs Inversus.
 

Author(s): Arie Franco, Stephanie Y Jo, Amar S Mehta, Dave J Pandya, Carina W Yang

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Giant encephalocele is an uncommon congenital anomaly with very few published reports available in the English literature. Tetralogy of Fallot associated with situs inversus is also infrequently reported. To our knowledge there are no published reports of an association between giant ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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Duplication of spine with hemi-lipomyelomeningocele.
 

Author(s): Hasan Yiğit, H Mustafa Özdemir, Esra Yurduseven

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 May;22 Suppl 3():S487-90.

 

Duplication of the spine is very rare, and this malformation is generally considered as a severe form of type I split cord malformations. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of spine duplication associated with lipomyelomeningocele.

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Cervical lipomyelomeningocele: case illustration.
 

Author(s): D Gürkanlar, M Gonul

Journal: Neurocirugia (Astur). 2007 Dec;18(6):505-7.

 

Cervical lipomyelomeningocele is a rare congenital spinal pathology. Lipomyelomeningocele is the commonest cause of congenital tethering, which causes neurological deterioration due to the conus medullaris and root ischemia. Early intervention is recommended even in cases with normal ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2007

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