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A 3-month-old baby girl was found to have a large lower back mass since birth. The mass was covered with normal-looking skin, and the patient had good strength in her legs. MRI of the spine showed a meningocoele, a sac that contains fluid. The spinal cord was not contained inside the sac, but its lower end was anchored to the edge of the mass, causing tethering. 

The patient underwent surgery to remove the mass, detach the lower end of the spinal cord, and repair the defect. She did very well after the surgery and did not have any weakness. She is now able to lie flat on her bed, and it’s now easier for her parents to take care of her without the large mass.




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