More commonly, the abnormality appears as a localized mass on the back that is covered by skin or by the meninges, the three-layered membrane that envelops the spinal cord.
The term meningocele is used when the spine malformation contains only the protective covering (meninges) of the spinal cord.
The liver, spleen, lungs, bone, skin, and sometimes the membrane surrounding the brain and spine (meninges) may be affected.
TB infection in the blood, the meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord), or the kidneys are the most serious.
Meningitis is a serious inflammation of the meninges, the membranes (lining) that surround the brain and spinal cord.
The protective layer over the brain, the meninges, grows to cover the protrusion, as does skin in some cases.
More commonly, the spine abnormality appears as a mass on the back covered by membrane (meninges) or skin.
This is due to an inflammation of the meninges (tissues which cover the spinal cord and brain).
Incomplete closure causes protrusion of the spinal cord and meninges, called meningomyelocele.
They cause meningitis when they get into the bloodstream and travel to the meninges.