home : about us : ahead of print : current issue : archives search instructions : subscriptionLogin 
Users online: 601      Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Thoracic congenital dermal sinus associated with intramedullary spinal dermoid cyst


Department of Neurosurgery, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Souvagya Panigrahi
Department of Neurosurgery, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.131478

Rights and Permissions

Dorsal dermal sinus is a rare, congenital lesion found most frequently in the lumbosacral followed by the occipital regions. It is rarely localized at the thoracic level. We report a rare case of thoracic congenital dermal sinus (CDS) associated with an intramedullary dermoid cyst in a 2-year-old male child, who presented with a 3 month history of motor weakness of both the lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of spine showed an intramedullary dermoid cyst extending from the lower border of T4 to upper border of T7, which was connected with the skin dimple along the sinus tract. Total excision of the dermoid cyst and the sinus tract with T5-7 laminectomy resulted in good functional recovery.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2567    
    Printed36    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded93    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal