Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158--160

Spinal extradural inclusion dermoid cyst mimicking pseudomeningocele, appearing after 17 years of meningomyelocele repair


Vamsi Krishna Yerramneni, MR Patibandla, K Venkateswararao, VS Mudumba 
 Department of Neurosugery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Vamsi Krishna Yerramneni
Department of Neurosugery, Nizam«SQ»s Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082
India

Dermoid cysts are congenital cystic tumors arising from embryonic rests and commonest site is in the thoracic region of the spinal canal. The authors reported a case of dermoid cyst in a 17-year-old boy appearing after lumbar meningomyelocele repair at 2 months of age. The boy presented with 6 months history of gradually progressive globular swelling at the site of previous scar and weakness of the left foot. Preoperatively small extradurally protruding placode was seen attached to the swelling. The swelling was completely excised. At 1 year follow-up patient had improvement in foot weakness with magnetic resonance imaging showing no residual or recurrent lesion.


How to cite this article:
Yerramneni VK, Patibandla M R, Venkateswararao K, Mudumba V S. Spinal extradural inclusion dermoid cyst mimicking pseudomeningocele, appearing after 17 years of meningomyelocele repair .J Pediatr Neurosci 2013;8:158-160


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Yerramneni VK, Patibandla M R, Venkateswararao K, Mudumba V S. Spinal extradural inclusion dermoid cyst mimicking pseudomeningocele, appearing after 17 years of meningomyelocele repair . J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 May 23 ];8:158-160
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