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Intramedullary spinal immature teratoma: resolution of quadriplegia following resection in a 4-week-old infant.
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PMID:  21121736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intramedullary spinal cord teratomas are rare entities in infants. Management of these lesions is primarily surgical, with outcome dependent on rapid surgical decompression and complete gross-total tumor resection. The lesions are typically of the mature type, with immature teratomas displaying unique pathological features. The authors report a case of an extensive intramedullary immature teratoma in an infant with resolution of quadriplegia following gross-total radical resection. At the 1-year follow-up, there was radiographic evidence of tumor, and surgical reexploration yielded portions of immature teratoma and extensive gliosis.
Hilary Highfield Nickols; Lola B Chambless; Robert P Carson; Cheryl M Coffin; Matthew M Pearson; Ty W Abel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1933-0715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures*
Quadriplegia / etiology,  pathology,  surgery*
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications,  pathology,  surgery*
Teratoma / complications,  pathology,  surgery*

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