Cervical meningocele with tethered cord

Rugmini Kamalammal, Siddaraju Malaveli Lingappa, Palmurthy Rajalu


Cervical meningocele is a spinal dysraphism which is occurs rarely. It can present with associated tethered cord, if so here is a of the child developing neurological deficit later on in life. Here we are presenting a case of new-born with tethered cord and no neurological deficit at present .The treatment is aimed at prevention of development of the neurological deficit.


Cervical meningocele, Tethered cord, Excision

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