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Spinal pseudomeningocoele: a diagnostic dilemma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17710102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: Case report.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the difficulty in diagnosing spinal pseudomeningocoele.
SETTING: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
CASE REPORT: A case of progressive sacral swelling in a paraplegic man who sustained spinal cord injury 14 years ago is presented. Although his clinical features were suggestive of pseudomeningocoele, we were unable to confirm the diagnosis preoperatively.
CONCLUSION: Traumatic spinal pseudomeningocoele is very rare. Even with the available modern diagnostic imaging techniques, it is still difficult to diagnose a spinal pseudomeningocoele.
P E Julia; H Nazirah
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1362-4393     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-23     Revised Date:  2011-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  804-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalocele / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Hematoma, Subdural, Spinal / complications,  etiology,  pathology
Meningocele / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Paraplegia / complications,  pathology
Spinal Cord Compression / complications,  pathology
Spinal Cord Diseases / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  pathology

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