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Cervical intradural extramedullary ependymal cyst associated with congenital dermal sinus: a case report.
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PMID:  19337739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spinal intradural extramedullary ependymal cyst is a very rare entity with only few cases reported in the literature. Its association with congenital dermal sinus has not been described so far. We present a unique report of a 3-year-old male child who presented with spastic quadriparesis with a trophic ulcer in the right great toe of 1-year duration. He harbored a congenital dermal sinus in the cervical spine since birth. Intraoperatively, the sinus was associated with an intradural cyst which proved to be an ependymal cyst on histopathological examination. The clinical profile along with review of literature of this rare entity is presented.
Rakesh Ranjan; Rajiv Tewari; Sushil Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Cysts / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Cervical Vertebrae
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Foot Ulcer / complications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spina Bifida Occulta / complications*,  pathology,  surgery

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