Meningomyelocele

Common Name(s)

Meningomyelocele, Myelomeningocele

Meningomyelocele, sometimes called myelomeningocele, is the most common of the three types of spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the spinal cord and backbone do not close at birth. In meningomyelocele, the spinal cord sticks out of the child's back through an opening, and is protected by a sac that will be visible on the child's lower back. Symptoms include weakness and numbness, back or leg pain, numbness, and bladder or bowel incontinence. Meningomyelocele can be detected during the second trimester of pregnancy. Treatment consists of surgery to repair the defect early in life. In some cases, treatment may be required later as the child grows. This may include measures to improve bladder and bowel function such as a catheter (draining tube) or dietary restrictions and orthopedic therapy as many meningomyelocele patients need to use a wheelchair.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Meningomyelocele" returned 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Long-standing meningomyelocele can be a predictor of difficult airway and postoperative hypoventilation: challenge to the anaesthesiologist.
 

Author(s): Arijit Sardar, Puneet Khanna, Abhishek Singh, Ankur Sharma

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A 15-year-old female patient presented with severe pain in the abdomen and obstructive uropathy. She underwent Yang-Monti ileovesicostomy under general anaesthesia. She is a known case of long-standing meningomyelocele (MMC) and presented with its potential complications such as difficult ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of squamous cell carcinoma arising in a meningomyelocele.
 

Author(s): Seval Erhamamcı, Mehmet Reyhan, Nebil Bal

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2016 Mar;31(2):411-2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The assessment of thiol status in children with neurogenic bladder caused by meningomyelocele.
 

Author(s): Agata Korzeniecka Kozerska, Bozena Okurowska Zawada, Joanna Michaluk Skutnik, Anna Wasilewska

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Oxidative stress can cause tissue damage in many diseases. Oxidative status depends on the balance between total oxygen radical absorbance capacity and antioxidants. Neurogenic bladder (NB) is a special state where oxidative status can influence urinary tract function. We decided ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Meningomyelocele" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fetoscopy for meningomyelocele repair: past, present and future.
 

Author(s): Nicole Silva Bevilacqua, Denise Araujo Lapa Pedreira

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). ;13(2):283-9.

 

Meningomyelocele is a malformation with high prevalence, and one of its main comorbidities is Arnold-Chiari malformation type II. The intrauterine repair of this defect has been studied to reduce the progressive spinal cord damage during gestation. The purpose of the present review ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Verrucous carcinoma on a chronic sacral pressure ulcer in a patient with meningomyelocele. Case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): C Lefèvre, O Hamel, G Gadbled, F Lejeune, F Bellier-Waast, E Cassagnau, B Perrouin-Verbe

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Apr;58(2):110-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Surgical treatment in a patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome and anterior cervical meningomyelocele: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Benjamin Brokinkel, Karsten Wiebe, Volker Hesselmann, Timm J Filler, Christian Ewelt, Cornelie Müller-Hofstede, Walter Stummer, Mark Klingenhöfer

Journal: Eur Spine J. 2013 May;22 Suppl 3():S517-20.

 

Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is considered a rare developmental disorder characterized by mono- or multisegmental fusion of the cervical vertebrae which is frequently associated with diverse non-osseous, e.g. neural, visceral, cardiopulmonary and genitourinary development anomalies. ...

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Prenatal Surgical Repair of Fetal Myelomeningocele
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Foetus With Myelomeningocele

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2018

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Open Spina Bifida Fetoscopic Repair Project
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelomeningocele

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2018

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Extended Criteria For Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Myelomeningocele; Pregnancy; Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy; Fetal Anomaly

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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