A 31-year-old female asked:
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Can there be meningocele in fetus without spina bifida?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on how you define it. Meningoceles as they are commonly labeled originate anywhere from the neck down to the base of the spine and involve spina bifida. When a meningocele (bag of meninges) arises from the areas above the spine, it is more often labeled an encephalocoel because it usually has brain and meninges in it.
Answered on Feb 2, 2014

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