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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.



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


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


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.


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

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