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Sacrococcygeal teratoma with an intradural and extramedullary extension in a neonate: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9932895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: The intradural extension of a sacrococcygeal teratoma is rare and has been reported previously in only two cases. We present a case of a sacrococcygeal teratoma with an intradural and extramedullary extension. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The patient was a full-term female infant, born with a sacral mass. Ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed an intraspinal extension. INTERVENTION: The operation confirmed the extension of the mass up to the T4 level, and total tumor removal was achieved. The pathological examination showed a mature teratoma. CONCLUSION: The postoperative course was uneventful, and at the 3-year follow-up examination, the patient had experienced normal growth without deficit in the lower limbs but had a neurogenic bladder. Magnetic resonance imaging disclosed no tumor recurrence. This case represents the third case in the literature of an intradural extension of a sacrococcygeal teratoma and the first one with an extramedullary component so extensive.
P R Ribeiro; J M Guys; G Lena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-14     Completed Date:  1999-04-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hôpital des Enfants la Timone, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dura Mater / pathology*,  radiography*
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medulla Oblongata / pathology*,  radiography*
Sacrococcygeal Region
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Teratoma / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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