Dermoid cyst with dermal sinus tract complicated with spinal subdural abscess

Chen Yin Chen, Kuang Lin Lin, Huei Shyong Wang, Tai Ngar Lui

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Abstract

Spinal subdural abscess caused by spread of infection with the dermal sinus tract is rare in children. This article reports on a 1-year-old male with prolonged fever, progressive paraplegia, and bowel and bladder dysfunction resulting from a spinal subdural abscess secondary to an infected spinal dermoid cyst with a dermal sinus tract. This is the youngest patient to be reported having this condition. Surgical intervention was performed to find a tumor that had capsule and keratinlike contents. Culture of the abscess was positive for Escherichia coli and Bacteroides vulgatus. He received 6 weeks of parenteral antibiotic treatment. This patient illustrates the importance of urgent radiologic examination, immediate surgical resection, and appropriate antibiotic therapy for spinal subdural abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Spina Bifida Occulta
Dermoid Cyst
Abscess
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacteroides
Paraplegia
Capsules
Urinary Bladder
Fever
Escherichia coli
Therapeutics
Infection
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Dermoid cyst with dermal sinus tract complicated with spinal subdural abscess. / Chen, Chen Yin; Lin, Kuang Lin; Wang, Huei Shyong; Lui, Tai Ngar.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 02.1999, p. 157-160.

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Chen, Chen Yin ; Lin, Kuang Lin ; Wang, Huei Shyong ; Lui, Tai Ngar. / Dermoid cyst with dermal sinus tract complicated with spinal subdural abscess. In: Pediatric Neurology. 1999 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 157-160.
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