Cystic lesions
Meningocele - cystic

Topic Completed: 1 December 2012

Revised: 13 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Meningocele cystic

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Meningocele - cystic. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Posterior mediastinum cysts in infants or children which communicate with meninges, usually through a defect in vertebral bodies
  • Contain clear / amber cerebrospinal fluid
  • Usually incidental finding identified prior to surgery
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Thick fibrous wall, lined by flattened arachnoid cells
  • Variable neural tissue, calcification
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