2012-02-06-13 Meningocele, Cervical Filiform ©Fabrice Cuillier www.TheFetus.net
Meningocele, Cervical Filiform
* Department of Gynecology, CHR Félix Guyon, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.
** Gynecologist, CHR Félix Guyon, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.
*** Department of Radiology, CHR Félix Guyon, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.
Case report :
A 28-year-old-woman, G2P1, with unknown obstetric risk factors and no relevant medical history underwent a first ultrasound scans at 13 weeks which revealed no anomalies. The nuchal translucency was 1 mm (CRL: 60 mm). The triple test was done (1/10000).
At 24 weeks, a second ultrasound examination revealed a cervical cutaneous posterior anomaly which suggested a possible cervical filiform meningocele (Image 1,2) . Our differential diagnosis was epidermal cyst.
2D sagittal view of the spine confirmed the diagnosis (Image 3-7). A cervical meningocele with a filifirm connection was our final hypothesis.
Image 8: prenatal MRI.
Image 9 : a midline cervical fluid-like mass
Image 10-11:post natal MRI