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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(11): 1594-1597.
Anterior Sacral Meningocele: Case Report.
Jun Shuk Park, Won Han Shin, Bum Tae Kim, Bark Jang Byun, Soon Kwan Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare congenital lesion. The authors report a case of anterior sacral meningocele in a 51-year-old male who complained of lower abdominal pain and small caliber stool. Myelogram and magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) revealed a meningocele on anterior part of the sacrum communicating to the spinal canal. Total laminectomy on S 3, 4 and a ligation of the spinal canal between normal dura and meningocele on S 2/3 level were carried out. The patient returned to home 2 weeks postoperatively with complete relief of symptoms.
Key Words: Anterior sacral meningocele; Myelogram; MRI; Laminectomy; Ligation of meningocele
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