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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

Infected dermoid tumor causing tethered cord after myelomeningocele repair

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.97628

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Intramedulary dermoid tumors are rare tumors mostly found associated with dermal sinus tracts. Spinal dermoid tumor can occur after myelomeningocele repair. Infected dermoid tumors are reported in patients with dermal sinus tracts as well, but have never been reported subsequent to myelomeningocele surgery. Here, we report a rare association of infected dermoid tumor with tethered cord without dermal sinus tract in a child who had been operated for myelomeningocele during infancy.


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