MYELOMENINGOCELE

are sacs which contain the spinal cord and their covering meninges. Myelomen-ingocele protrude from the spine individually with the spina bifida. Typically, the sacs are closed before the birth of a human however, after birth, they fill with cerebrospinal fluid.

MYELOMENINGOCELE: "The formation of a myelomeningocele results in a sac of cerebrospinal fluid protruding from the meninges covering the spine."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MYELOMENINGOCELE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/myelomeningocele/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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