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Intramedullary mature teratoma of the conus medullaris.

Oktay K, Cetinalp NE, Ozsoy KM, Olguner SK, Sarac ME, Vural SB - J Neurosci Rural Pract (2016 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: The primary treatment modality for these tumors is surgical resection, and total resection should be the aim.In this report, we presented a case of a 12-year-old male patient with spinal teratoma of the conus medullaris.We describe the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of this rare disease.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Teratoma is a tumor that derivatives from all three primitive germ layers and spinal intramedullary teratomas are very rare lesions. The primary treatment modality for these tumors is surgical resection, and total resection should be the aim. However, subtotal resection is a valid alternative to prevent traumatizing adjacent functional neural tissue. In this report, we presented a case of a 12-year-old male patient with spinal teratoma of the conus medullaris. We describe the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of this rare disease.

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Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine; (a) sagittal T2-weighted and (b) axial T2-weighted images showing a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine
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Figure 1: Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine; (a) sagittal T2-weighted and (b) axial T2-weighted images showing a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine

Mentions: A 12-year-old boy was referred to our hospital with a 2 months history of back pain and 1-week history of bilateral leg weakness, urinary incontinence, and constipation. On physical examination; he had no gross motor deficit but bilateral numbness in his legs. He had no cutaneous abnormalities, and there was no evidence of dysraphism. Lumbosacral spine magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine. The mass was hyperintense in all sequences, and it was containing a hypointense lesion in the central zone. The lesion could not be separated from the conus medullaris [Figure 1].


Intramedullary mature teratoma of the conus medullaris.

Oktay K, Cetinalp NE, Ozsoy KM, Olguner SK, Sarac ME, Vural SB - J Neurosci Rural Pract (2016 Apr-Jun)

Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine; (a) sagittal T2-weighted and (b) axial T2-weighted images showing a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine
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Figure 1: Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine; (a) sagittal T2-weighted and (b) axial T2-weighted images showing a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine
Mentions: A 12-year-old boy was referred to our hospital with a 2 months history of back pain and 1-week history of bilateral leg weakness, urinary incontinence, and constipation. On physical examination; he had no gross motor deficit but bilateral numbness in his legs. He had no cutaneous abnormalities, and there was no evidence of dysraphism. Lumbosacral spine magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-delineated, intramedullary, 2 cm × 4 cm mass at the L1-2 levels of the lumbar spine. The mass was hyperintense in all sequences, and it was containing a hypointense lesion in the central zone. The lesion could not be separated from the conus medullaris [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: The primary treatment modality for these tumors is surgical resection, and total resection should be the aim.In this report, we presented a case of a 12-year-old male patient with spinal teratoma of the conus medullaris.We describe the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of this rare disease.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey.

ABSTRACT
Teratoma is a tumor that derivatives from all three primitive germ layers and spinal intramedullary teratomas are very rare lesions. The primary treatment modality for these tumors is surgical resection, and total resection should be the aim. However, subtotal resection is a valid alternative to prevent traumatizing adjacent functional neural tissue. In this report, we presented a case of a 12-year-old male patient with spinal teratoma of the conus medullaris. We describe the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of this rare disease.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus