Laparoscopic treatment of anterior sacral meningocele

Claudemir Trapp, Luciano Farage, Richard E. Clatterbuck, Frederico R. Romero, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Donlin M. Long, Louis R. Kavoussi

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Background: Anterior sacral meningocele is a rare congenital malformation, whose open surgical treatment is well accepted. We present a laparoscopic approach as an adjunctive approach. Methods: Five women who underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal surgery were clinically, radiologically, and surgically evaluated. Result: All 5 patients underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal surgery and showed satisfactory results. They had no major complications. Three patients had headaches as minor complications, but it was gone in at most 3 days. Decrease in operative time, blood loss, and length of hospitalization were the advantages of the procedure. Conclusions: The laparoscopic approach to treating anterior sacral meningocele was feasible and safe, with only minor complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior sacral meningocele
  • Laparoscopic approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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