The correct spelling is 'pseudomeningocele'. Pseudo, in latin, means
"false" (artificial, fake, etc.) So a pseudomeningocele would be something
which appeared to be a meningocele but really wasn't.
A meningocele is a condition in which the meninges or skin which surrounds
the brain and spinal cord develops is herniated or ballooned out. There are
subtle to severe forms of this. On your MRI, could you send the exact
terminology used? It should state where this finding is located - could be
anywhere around the brain or spinal cord. If you could just type the exact
words used in the MRI report, I will try to find more information for you.
This could just be an abnormal finding which is 'normal' (there we go again
with that word, 'normal') for someone who has had your type of surgery.
Let me know and I will do some research and make some inquiries for you.
Behalf Of annunzial64
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 6:32 PM
Subject: [BrainSurgery@Yahoo] Pseudomeningeocel
I have a question - has anyone been diagnosed with the subject line
item? I have had posterior fossa surgery and this has been found in my
MRI recently. WOuld be interested in hearing about your experience.
I think I spelled it wrong!!
Oligoastrocytoma resection - 5/06
VP shunt implant - 9/06
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