Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 276-277

Transillumination test: A bedside aid for differentiating meningocele from myelomeningocele: Point of care testing

1 Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, ACPM Medical College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

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Deepak Sharma
Department of Paediatrics, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.153189

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Transillumination test is a bedside and simple technique to illuminate the body cavity by transmission of light through the cavity. Transillumination test is used in a variety of conditions like hydrocele, Hydrocephalus, pneumoperitonium and pneumothorax in neonatology. We describe use of transillumination for differentiating meningocele and myelomeningocele.

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