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253 Possible Causes for Anterior Sacral Meningocele

  • Ovarian Cyst

    Anterior sacral meningocele (ASM) is a rare congenital anomaly, characterized by herniation through a defect in the anterior aspect of the sacrum.[]

  • Rectal Fistula

    To their knowledge, this is the first case in which a rectal fistula developed due to an anterior sacral meningocele.[] The authors report a case of anterior sacral meningocele associated with a rectal fistula in a patient who had presented 20 years earlier with bacterial meningitis.[]

  • Lateral Meningocele Syndrome

    Chapter 118 Anterior Sacral Meningocele Sacral meningocele may be congenital or acquired.[] First case of anterior sacral meningocele was described by Bryant in 1837 [ 3 ].[] In this patient, the presence of a large anterior sacral meningocele altering the bladder anatomy affected performance of the HPDC.[]

  • Rectal Stenosis

    Presacral teratoma, anterior sacral meningocele, or bony anomalies may be the underlying extrinsic causes of congenital rectal stenosis.[]

  • Perineal Fistula

    Cohn J, Bay-Nielsen E (1969) Hereditary defect of the sacrum and coccyx with anterior sacral meningocele.[] […] with an anterior meningocele Some patients are born with a normally located anus and a presacral mass producing a rectal stenosis (Fig. 8.21 ).[] Aaronson I (1970) Anterior sacral meningocele, anal canal duplication cyst and covered anus occurring in one family.[]

  • Marfan Syndrome

    Rarely, dural ectasia can erode through the sacrum expanding into an anterior sacral meningocele.[] Anterior sacral meningoceles (ASMs) are rare lesions often associated with connective tissue disorders.[] Fishman , Diverticulitis complicated by fistulous communication of sigmoid colon with anterior sacral meningocele in a patient with Marfan syndrome , Radiology Case Reports[]

  • Meningomyelocele

    Available from: A relatively uncommon cause of cystic masses in pelvis is the anterior sacral meningocele.[] They bring to at least 52 the examples of anterior sacral meningocele so far recorded.[] Description Sacral defect with anterior meningocele (SDAM) is a form of caudal dysgenesis.[]

  • Pelvic Mass

    Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare cause of a pelvic mass.[] Diagnosis Anterior sacral meningocele.[] She was found to have a retrorectal mass confirmed as an anterior sacral meningocele on subsequent MRI.[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Anterior sacral meningocele may be the cause of tethered cord syndrome.[] Plain radiographs and computed tomography demonstrated sacral bone defect and retrorectal expansive mass. MRI confirmed anterior sacral meningocele with cord tethering.[] Meningocele may be asymptomatic and incidentally discovered. Presenting as a retrorectal mass, sacral meningocele may produce urinary, rectal, and menstrual pain.[]

  • Deviated Nasal Septum

    Surgery for anterior sacral meningocele is not indicated for stable and asymptomatic lesions ( 69 ).[] Anterior sacral meningocele. A presentation of three cases. JAMA 1977;237:39-42. [ Crossref ] [ PubMed ] Rosser T, Finkel J, Vezina G, et al.[] Anterior sacral meningocele in association with Marfan’s syndrome. Radiology 1971;99:653-4. [ Crossref ] [ PubMed ] Ahn NU, Sponseller PD, Ahn UM, et al.[]

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