EURORAD ESR

Case 14235

Anterior Sacral Meningocele in Marfan Syndrome

Author(s)
Kalsy, N & Biswas, S.

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust,
Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7LJ
Email:nkalsy@doctors.org.uk
 
Patient
female, 50 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Lateral lumbosacral radiograph

    Lateral lumbosacral radiograph demonstrating the posterior vertebral scalloping of lumbosacral vertebrae.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Arterial phased sagittal image of lower abdomen

    Arterial phased sagittal image of the lower abdomen demonstrating the posterior vertebral scalloping due to dural ectasia and the large anterior sacral meningocele.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Comparative studies; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine

    Sagittal MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine demonstrating herniation of the dura through the sacrum (arrow) in keeping with large anterior sacral meningocele.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Comparative studies; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Axial MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine

    Axial MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine demonstrating herniation of the dural through the sacrum (arrow) in keeping with large anterior sacral meningocele.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Comparative studies; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Axial MRI T2 sequence of the pelvis

    Axial MRI T2 sequence demonstrating the anterior displacement of the uterus, which is likely to be causing compressive effects on the bladder.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Complications; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
Lateral lumbosacral radiograph demonstrating the posterior vertebral scalloping of lumbosacral vertebrae.
 
Arterial phased sagittal image of the lower abdomen demonstrating the posterior vertebral scalloping due to dural ectasia and the large anterior sacral meningocele.
 
Sagittal MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine demonstrating herniation of the dura through the sacrum (arrow) in keeping with large anterior sacral meningocele.
 
Axial MRI T2 sequence of the lumbar spine demonstrating herniation of the dural through the sacrum (arrow) in keeping with large anterior sacral meningocele.
 
Axial MRI T2 sequence demonstrating the anterior displacement of the uterus, which is likely to be causing compressive effects on the bladder.
 
 
 
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