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Diastematomyelia and spinal teratoma in an adult. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16749761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diastematomyelia, or split cord malformation, a complete or incomplete sagittal division of the neural axis into halves, is seen in association with many other congenital anomalies. Among these anomalies, intradural spinal teratoma is extremely rare. Diastematomyelia is a well-recognized although unusual clinical syndrome in children, but it is rarely reported in the adult. The authors describe a 42-year-old man who presented with pain and distal left-leg weakness as well as neurogenic claudication for 1 month. The patient underwent radiological examinations, and diastematomyelia and an intradural lumbar teratoma were diagnosed. He underwent surgery and was followed for 1 year. This is the fourth case of an adult who simultaneously presented with diastematomyelia and an intradural teratoma.
I Elmaci; A Dagcinar; S Ozgen; G Ekinci; M N Pamir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2001-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-05     Completed Date:  2006-06-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  ecp2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Neural Tube Defects / pathology,  surgery*
Pain / etiology
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Teratoma / pathology,  surgery*

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