Anterior sacral meningocele in a patient with currarino syndrome as a cause of ileus.

Aydoseli A., Akcakaya M. O., Aras Y., Dolas İ., Yanar H., Sencer A.

British journal of neurosurgery, vol.27, no.6, pp.833-5, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/02688697.2013.785476
  • Journal Name: British journal of neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.833-5
  • Keywords: anterior sacral meningocele, currarino syndrome, ileus, posterior ligation
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Currarino's syndrome (CS) is characterized by a triad of a sacral bony defect, anorectal malformations and presacral mass, most commonly an anterior sacral meningocele. Since it was first described as a syndrome by Currarino et al. in 1981, approximately 300 cases have been reported in the literature. Diagnosis of CS in adulthood is rare. We present an adult patient with CS, manifesting by an acute intestinal obstruction. To our knowledge, acute intestinal obstruction in an adult as a presentation of CS has not been reported previously.