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pseudomeningocele

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor beneath the scalp, caused by the extrusion of a portion of the cerebral membranes, filled with cerebrospinal fluid, through an opening in the skull caused by a fracture or by disease.

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  • The above reference is so wrong about what a pseudomeningocele is. It is a n. and it is a word, but the reference is from the 1800's??

    n. A pseudomeningocele is an abnormal collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that communicates with the CSF space around the brain or spinal cord. In contrast to a meningocele, in which the fluid is surrounded and confined by dura mater, in a pseudomeningocele, the fluid has no surrounding membrane but is contained in a cavity within the soft tissues.

    Pseudomeningocele may result after brain surgery, spine surgery, or brachial plexus avulsion injury.Encyclo MMXII

    October 9, 2012