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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-88

Lumbar intramedullary abscess and thoracic syrinx secondary to congenital dermal sinus: A rare case of paraplegia


Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India

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Mehul N Modi
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1135

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Congenital dermal sinus (CDS) results from the failure of neuroectoderm separation from the cutaneous ectoderm during the process of neurulation. Although cutaneous markers are frequently associated with CDS, these patients seek medical attention only after an infectious or neurological complication. Common infections secondary to dermal sinus include meningitis and abscess in subcutaneous, extradural, or subdural region. Intramedullary spinal cord abscess (ISCA) in children is an extremely rare infection which may clinically resemble spinal cord neoplasm. We report a rare case of lumbar ISCA and thoracic syrinx secondary to CDS.


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