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Congenital spinal tumor in a patient with encephalocele and hydrocephalus: a case report.

Radmanesh F, Nejat F, Mahjoub F, El Khashab M - J Med Case Rep (2011)

Bottom Line: Encephalocele is a rare congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, where brain tissue protrudes from a defect in the skull.Some anomalies are associated with encephalocele.We report the case of an Iranian girl with a history of encephalocele surgery, who, at the age of four years, developed an intramedullary spinal teratoma, and discuss the pathogenesis of this association.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. nejat@sina.tums.ac.ir.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Encephalocele is a rare congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, where brain tissue protrudes from a defect in the skull. Some anomalies are associated with encephalocele. However, the association of spinal teratoma and encephalocele has not been reported in the English literature.

Case presentation: We report the case of an Iranian girl with a history of encephalocele surgery, who, at the age of four years, developed an intramedullary spinal teratoma, and discuss the pathogenesis of this association.

Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an association between encephalocele and spinal teratoma.

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Sagittal T2-weighted MRI scan showing an isointense mass in the thoracolumbar area.
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Figure 2: Sagittal T2-weighted MRI scan showing an isointense mass in the thoracolumbar area.

Mentions: Spinal MRI revealed an intradural mass (Figure 1, Figure 2) extending from the T11 to T12 junction to the lower border of L2 vertebra. It was isointense on T1- and T2-weighted images, with a small piece of tissue on the dorsa of the mass, which was identified as lipoma.


Congenital spinal tumor in a patient with encephalocele and hydrocephalus: a case report.

Radmanesh F, Nejat F, Mahjoub F, El Khashab M - J Med Case Rep (2011)

Sagittal T2-weighted MRI scan showing an isointense mass in the thoracolumbar area.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3025969&req=5

Figure 2: Sagittal T2-weighted MRI scan showing an isointense mass in the thoracolumbar area.
Mentions: Spinal MRI revealed an intradural mass (Figure 1, Figure 2) extending from the T11 to T12 junction to the lower border of L2 vertebra. It was isointense on T1- and T2-weighted images, with a small piece of tissue on the dorsa of the mass, which was identified as lipoma.

Bottom Line: Encephalocele is a rare congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, where brain tissue protrudes from a defect in the skull.Some anomalies are associated with encephalocele.We report the case of an Iranian girl with a history of encephalocele surgery, who, at the age of four years, developed an intramedullary spinal teratoma, and discuss the pathogenesis of this association.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. nejat@sina.tums.ac.ir.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Encephalocele is a rare congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, where brain tissue protrudes from a defect in the skull. Some anomalies are associated with encephalocele. However, the association of spinal teratoma and encephalocele has not been reported in the English literature.

Case presentation: We report the case of an Iranian girl with a history of encephalocele surgery, who, at the age of four years, developed an intramedullary spinal teratoma, and discuss the pathogenesis of this association.

Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an association between encephalocele and spinal teratoma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus