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Neglected cervical meningocele in an adult: illustrative case

Abolfazl Rahimizadeh, Seyed Ali Ahmadi, Ali Mohammadi Moghadam, Shaghayegh Rahimizadeh, Walter Williamson, Mahan Amirzadeh, and Sam Hajaliloo Sami

-thickness skin. 7–9 The meningoceles can be classified into cystic or true meningoceles and solid or rudimentary meningoceles. A true meningocele is a cerebrospinal fluid-containing soft mass connecting to the subarachnoid space via a patent stalk where rudimentary meningocele is a solid mass attached to the spinal cord via a fibrous stalk. 6 , 7 , 9–12 Rudimentary meningocele is composed of meningocytes and psammoma bodies easily misdiagnosed as skin meningiomas in pre-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) era. 9–12 Both true and rudimentary cervical meningoceles are rare in