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Neurochirurgie. 1988;34(2):90-6.

[Anterior sacral meningocele. Apropos of 11 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Services de Neurochirurgie de Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Centre Hospitalier RĂ©gional et Universitaire.


The authors report 11 cases of anterior sacral meningocele, cystic mass connected with lumbar sac through a sacral bony defect: 2 children and 9 adults. Clinic presentations are analysed. Examination including, X ray, ultrasonography, scanner is discussed. The authors believe that these lesions must be treated surgically because a risk of rupture in the rectum with important meningitis exists. There is also a septic risk if an error of diagnosis ends at a puncture. The transacral approach is easy and it gives the best results.

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