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Unusual association of intraspinal extramedullary teratoma with congenital scoliosis in an elderly adult: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22674193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Intraspinal teratomas associated with congenital scoliosis are extremely rare, especially in an elderly adult.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report the seventh case of intraspinal extramedullary teratoma coexisting with congenital scoliosis in a patient older than 50 years, possibly the oldest patient documented in literature. A 56-year-old male suffered from low back pain that increased with calf numbness and foot weakness. Conventional radiography showed a congenital scoliosis due to incomplete segmentation of the L2 and L4 vertebras, and magnetic resonance images revealed a heterogeneous intraspinal extramedullary mass located at L4-S1.
RESULTS: The tumor was totally removed, and was confirmed as a mature teratoma on biopsy. The patient remains asymptomatic at 34-month follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: Rare intraspinal teratoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of intraspinal mass, especially in patient with congenital scoliosis. Patient with mature teratoma may survive with out any symptoms in the long term. Progressing neurological deficit is a main indication for surgery. Excellent clinical outcomes could be achieved by surgical resection and dural sac decompression.
Hua Jiang; Zengming Xiao; Xinli Zhan; Qianfen Chen; Maolin He; Lijian Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-06-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  22 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S306-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Scoliosis / complications*,  congenital
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology*,  surgery
Teratoma / complications*,  pathology*,  surgery

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