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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

Anterior sacral meningocele presenting as constipation


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya and Maulana Azad Medical College, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India

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Anup Mohta
28-B, Pocket-C, S. F. S. Flats, Mayur Vihar Phase-III, Delhi-110 096
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.84406

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Anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) is a rare form of spinal dysraphism in children. Usually asymptomatic, it can present as constipation, urinary problems or rarely neurological symptoms. High index of suspicion with careful clinical examination is necessary to make early diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice. We describe a successfully managed young child with ASM associated with rib and vertebral defects.






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