Spinal Intramedullary Abscess With an Epidermoid Secondary to a Dermal Sinus

Po Cheng Hung, Huei Shyong Wang, Chieh Tsai Wu, Tai Ngar Lui, Alex M C Wong

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摘要

Congenital dermal sinuses are relatively uncommon, and result from abnormal neurulation. A lack of awareness about this problem causes these patients to manifest significant mortality and morbidity. Spinal intramedullary abscesses are rare and potentially devastating lesions. Intraspinal epidermoids are also unusual lesions. We report on a boy, aged 1 year and 5 months, who had a lower-back hairy hemangioma at birth without further evaluation, and dermal sinus tract without surgical intervention at age 7 months. He also manifested rapidly progressive paraplegia with urine and stool retention, and was found to have a spinal intramedullary abscess with an epidermoid as the result of a dermal sinus. This patient illustrates the importance of the recognition and evaluation of skin markers, and of an awareness and complete neurological assessment of all patients with a congenital dermal sinus, because of the potential for intradural extension and a frequent association with other dysraphic abnormalities. Prophylactic surgery is indicated to prevent dangerous and recurrent infections of the central nervous system.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)144-147
頁數4
期刊Pediatric Neurology
37
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 2007
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Spina Bifida Occulta
Abscess
Neurulation
Central Nervous System Infections
Paraplegia
Hemangioma
Urine
Parturition
Morbidity
Skin
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Spinal Intramedullary Abscess With an Epidermoid Secondary to a Dermal Sinus. / Hung, Po Cheng; Wang, Huei Shyong; Wu, Chieh Tsai; Lui, Tai Ngar; Wong, Alex M C.

於: Pediatric Neurology, 卷 37, 編號 2, 08.2007, p. 144-147.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hung, Po Cheng ; Wang, Huei Shyong ; Wu, Chieh Tsai ; Lui, Tai Ngar ; Wong, Alex M C. / Spinal Intramedullary Abscess With an Epidermoid Secondary to a Dermal Sinus. 於: Pediatric Neurology. 2007 ; 卷 37, 編號 2. 頁 144-147.
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