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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
ISSN: 0973-1482
EISSN: 1998-4138
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2009, pp. 290-292
Bioline Code: cr09068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2009, pp. 290-292

 en Spinal epidermoid cyst with sudden onset of paraplegia
Munshi, Anusheel; Talapatra, Kaustav; Ramadwar, Mukta & Jalali, Rakesh

Abstract

Spinal epidermoid cysts, whether congenital or iatrogenic, are relatively uncommon in the spinal cord. When they occur, the typical location is in the subdural, extramedullary space of the lumbo-sacral region. We describe an unusual presentation in a 3-year-old male child which mimicked astrocytoma clinicoradiologically. The child developed sudden onset of inability in walking and weakness of both lower limbs after a fall. There was a dramatic reversal of symptoms after surgery. Histopathology revealed an epidermoid cyst of the spine. On the first follow-up visit at 3 months, the child was asymptomatic.

Keywords
Epidermoid cyst, spinal, paraplegia

 
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