Table 3

Perioperative data of 11 patients with giant pseudomeningoceles

Parameters

N = 11


Signs: N (%)

Bulging Mass

11 (100%)

Symptoms: N (%)

Neck Pain/Back pain

7 (64%)

Headache

6 (55%)

Nausea/Vomiting

4 (36%)

Limb Pain/Numbness

2 (18%)

None of symptom

Nil

Time between signs/symptoms and first surgery (days)

50.6 ± 20.5 (19-99)*

Sizes of Pseudomeningocele

Length (cm)

8.9 ± 1.2 (8-11)*

Width (cm)

5.7 ± 1.1 (5-8)*

Depth (cm)

4.3 ± 1.3 (3-7)*

Dural repair with patch deep fascia

3 (27%)

Culture of Pseudomeningocele (ORSA): N (%)

1 (9%)

Complications

Neurological Deficit

Nil

Wound Infection/Deep infection

Nil

Follow-up (mo)

16.5 ± 8.8 (6-30)*

Recurrence

Nil


N = number of patients, SD = standard deviation, *: Mean ± SD (range)

CSF = cerebrospinal fluid

ORSA = oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Weng et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-53

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