Isolated thoracic intramedullary epidermoid cyst - a rare entity

Romanian Neurosurgery. 2016;30(2):272-273 DOI 10.1515/romneu-2016-0042

 

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Journal Title: Romanian Neurosurgery

ISSN: 1220-8841 (Print); 2344-4959 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: Romanian Society of Neurosurgery

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry: Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Faheem Mohd (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Zeeshan Qazi (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Ojha Bal Krishna (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Chandra Anil (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Singh Sunil Kumar (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Srivastava Chhitij (Department of Neurosurgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Sagar Mala (Department of Pathology, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)
Saba Noor Us (Department of Anatomy, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow, U.P., India)

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Abstract | Full Text

Intramedullary epidermoid cysts of the spinal cord are rare tumours, especially those not associated with spinal dysraphism. Around 60 cases have been reported in the literature. Of these, only 10 cases have had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. Here, we report a case of isolated intramedullary epidermoid tumour at D2-D3 level. The etiology, pathology, clinical features, MRI characteristics and surgical treatment of such rare intramedullary tumours are discussed.