Child's Nervous System

, 26:273

Conception in an infertile patient following obliteration of a huge anterior sacral meningocele: case report

  • R. Shane Tubbs
  • Peter Liechty
  • Paul Matz
  • W. Jerry Oakes
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00381-009-0960-1

Cite this article as:
Tubbs, R.S., Liechty, P., Matz, P. et al. Childs Nerv Syst (2010) 26: 273. doi:10.1007/s00381-009-0960-1

Abstract

Introduction

We present the case of a 35-year-old woman with a large anterior sacral meningocele who had been unable to conceive.

Result and Discussion

Following neurosurgical consultation, she underwent repair of her meningocele which resulted in complete resolution of her meningocele and 1 year later, she delivered her first child.

Conclusion

This case demonstrates that following surgical treatment, female patients with anterior sacral meningoceles may be able to conceive and bear children.

Keywords

Meningocele Pregnancy Sacrum Surgery 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
  • Peter Liechty
    • 2
  • Paul Matz
    • 2
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s HospitalBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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