A 37-year-old female asked:
My 8 year old has mild spina bifida. a recent mri shows 2 cysts on her sacral part of her spine. waiting for neurosurgeon but just worried about them being rumors etc. can you tell me more?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Spina Bifida &: Spinal Dysraphism, "mild Spina Bifida", can be associated with syringomyelia, a collection of cerebrospinal fluid within the spinal cord or if cystic, a syrinx, sometimes without a Chiari Malformation (congenital anomaly of the cerebellum), hydrocephalus or a tethered cord. Both can also be associated with benign fatty tumors, lipomas. Malignant spinal cord tumors would be much less likely.
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