Upper dorsal spinal dysraphism

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Cervical and upper dorsal swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 5-month old
Gender: Male

Spinal dysraphism/ absent posterior neural elements of D2 down to D6 vertebrae with herniation of the dorsal cord through this defect to project into large CSF filled meningocele. Absent overlying skin.

The sagittal images showed features of Chiari II malformation manifested by small posterior fossa, displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, effaced 4th ventricle and supratentorial marked hydrocephalic changes.

Case Discussion

This case shows Cervical and upper dorsal spinal dysraphism with large myelomeningocele secondary to Chiari II malformation.

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Case information

rID: 62974
Published: 7th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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