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An anterior sacral meningocele is a diverticulum of the thecal sac protruding anteriorly from the sacral spinal canal into the extraperitoneal presacral space. It is a rare congenital anomaly comprising of a thin wall of fibrous connective tissue, and containing cerebrospinal fluid and, occasionally, adjacent nerve fibers. We report an unusual case of a 48-year-old male who presented with meningitis secondary to a rectothecal fistula arising from an anterior sacral meningocele.
Author(s): Phillips JT, Brown SR, Mitchell P, Shorthouse AJ
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
ISSN (print): 0012-3706
ISSN (electronic): 1530-0358