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Complete thoracic myelocystocele (figure 1) is a rare non-terminal closed spinal dysraphism associated with normal neurological outcomes following repair.1 2 The cystic lesion was noted at 19 weeks of gestation on routine transabdominal ultrasound (figure 2), but misdiagnosed as myelomeningocele. The distinction is critical since the latter is associated with lower extremity paralysis and sensory impairment, bowel and bladder dysfunction and brain abnormalities.2 3
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