Newborn with an occipital protuberance

MRI of cervical meningocele
Axial (above left) and sagittal (below left) T1 and axial (above right) and sagittal (below right) T2 MRI without contrast of the cervical spine show a midline occipital mass which is not covered with subcutaneous fat that contains fluid centrally and which communicates via a thin tract to a protruding CSF space just below and contiguous to the cisterna magna through a discontinuity in the subcutaneous fat.

The diagnosis was a cervical meningocele.