meningocele definition

  • noun:
    • A moderately extreme kind of spina bifida where the meninges protrude, causing a bulge in epidermis.
    • a form of spina bifida where a meningeal sac of cerebrospinal substance protrudes through the skull
    • In pathology, hernia associated with meninges or cranial membranes; cerebral hernia restricted toward membranes.
    • a congenital anomaly of this nervous system where a sac protruding from mind or perhaps the spinal meninges includes cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue)

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