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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-62

Epidermoid cyst of the thoracic spine: A rare case


1 Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sharadendu Narayan
Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1089

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Intraspinal epidermoid cyst is a rare tumor. The incidence in adults is lesser than 1% and in children lesser than 3%. Epidermoid cyst is predominantly seen at the dorsal spinal level. A large percentage of epidermoid cysts are intradural extramedullary. Intramedullary epidermal cysts are rarer, with about 70 cases reported in the literature. These may be congenital or acquired with known association with spinal dysraphism. We hereby report a case of thoracic epidermoid cyst in a 22-year-old male with an extramedullary exophytic component and intramedullary cyst with accompanying split cord malformation at the level of lesion.


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