myelomeningocele

[n] - a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column
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myelomeningocele

A congenital defect in which the neural arches fail to close, so exposing the contents of the spinal canal posteriorly. Usually occurring in the lumbosacral region (lower back) of the spine. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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myelomeningocele

noun a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
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myelomeningocele

(mi″ә-lo-mә-ning´go-sēl″) hernial protrusion of the spinal cord and its meninges through a defect in the vertebral arch, a type of spina bifida; see also neural tube defect. Called also meningomyelocele.
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Myelomeningocele

A kind of spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spinal canal and backbone do not close properly during fetal development. Approximately 1 out of 800 infants will develop this condition. Because the bones of the spine are underdeveloped, the child will not have complete spinal canal. The spinal cord and surrounding tissues will protrude
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myelomeningocele

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′ĕ-lō-mĕ-ning′gō-sēl Synonyms: meningomyelocele
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