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Surg Neurol. 2007 Oct;68(4):443-8; discussion 448.

Laparoscopic treatment of anterior sacral meningocele.

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  • 1Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare congenital malformation, whose open surgical treatment is well accepted. We present a laparoscopic approach as an adjunctive approach.

METHODS:

Five women who underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal surgery were clinically, radiologically, and surgically evaluated.

RESULT:

All 5 patients underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal surgery and showed satisfactory results. They had no major complications. Three patients had headaches as minor complications, but it was gone in at most 3 days. Decrease in operative time, blood loss, and length of hospitalization were the advantages of the procedure.

CONCLUSIONS:

The laparoscopic approach to treating anterior sacral meningocele was feasible and safe, with only minor complications.

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