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myelomeningocele

Definitions

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  • n. A form of spina bifida characterized by protrusion of the spinal meninges

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Hernia of the spinal cord and its membranes; spina bifida.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation

Etymologies

myelo- + meningo- + -cele (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the most serious and most common form, called myelomeningocele, the spine protrudes through an opening of the spinal column where it is sometimes enclosed in a fluid-filled sac.

    latimes.com - News

  • In myelomeningocele, the most common and serious form of spina bifida, part of the spinal cord pushes through the open vertebrae and protrudes through the baby's back in an exposed sac.

    Spina Bifida

  • The breadth of Fetal Treatment Center Research opportunities is made possible by the experience of the world-renowned Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, including an ongoing NICHD-sponsored multicenter, randomized, clinical trial examining fetal treatment of myelomeningocele.

    Fetal Treatment Center Research and Institutional Training Grant

  • The study plans to enroll 200 pregnant women carrying fetuses diagnosed with myelomeningocele.

    Spina Bifida

  • The second is an outcomes study using video urodynamic recordings to assess the outcomes from fetal repair of patients with myelomeningocele.

    Urology Division Research

  • In children with myelomeningocele, which affects about 1,500 babies a year, the spinal cord protrudes through an opening in the spine.

    Fetal surgery can reduce spina bifida complications

  • I was born with Spina Bifida myelomeningocele and have a lifetime of experience to share -- tips, tricks and shortcuts that I have learned along the way that can make life easier.

    Carla Lohr: From Patient to Parent: Raising a Special Needs Child

  • About 1,500 babies are born each year with the most severe form of the condition, known as myelomeningocele.

    Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida

  • About 1,500 babies are born each year with the most severe form of the condition treated in the study, known as myelomeningocele.

    Study: Womb surgery for spina bifida beneficial

  • Intradural inclusion cysts following in utero closure of myelomeningocele: clinical implications and follow-up findings.

    CHOP publications spina bifida

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