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Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis: a review of its clinical pathology and neurosurgical indications.
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PMID:  21882925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome whose hallmark lesions are benign lipomas of the brain and spinal cord. The authors present a case of a male infant with ECCL who had extensive brainstem and spinal cord lipomas. The management of this patient's hydrocephalus, cervicomedullary compression, tethered cord, and scoliosis over the course of his first 2 years of life is described. This case report and review of the literature is presented to provide a synopsis of the problems likely to be encountered by neurosurgeons who treat patients with this syndrome.
Authors:
Robert E Ayer; Alexander Zouros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1933-0715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California.
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