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Meningomyelocele MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Meningomyelocele
Tree Number(s)
C10.500.680.610
C16.131.666.680.610
Unique ID
D008591
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008591
Scope Note
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
Entry Term(s)
Acquired Meningomyelocele
Myelocele
Myelomeningocele
Myelomeningocele, Acquired
NLM Classification #
WE 730
Previous Indexing
Spina Bifida (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
78; was see under SPINA BIFIDA 1963-77; MYELOCELE was see under SPINA BIFIDA 1963-77
Online Note
search SPINA BIFIDA 1966-74; use SPINA BIFIDA to search MYELOCELE 1966-77
History Note
78(75); was see under SPINA BIFIDA 1963-77; MYELOCELE was see under SPINA BIFIDA 1963-77
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Meningomyelocele Preferred
Acquired Meningomyelocele Narrower
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