Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol.32, no.11, pp.2249-2253, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Intramedullary spinal cord abscess, Dermoid cyst, Tetraparesis, Pediatric neurosurgery, OF-THE-LITERATURE, SPINAL-CORD ABSCESS, DERMAL SINUS, EPIDERMOID CYST, SECONDARY, CHILD
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Dermoid cysts are benign lesions which contain epidermal and dermal elements. Dermoid cysts usually contain a dermal sinus tract but this is not mandatory. Dermoid cysts can manifest by spinal cord infection without a dermal sinus tract. An infected spinal dermoid cyst associated with a holocord spinal abscess poses diagnostic and surgical challenges. Although radical surgical drainage is considered as the main treatment modality for spinal abscess, less extensive surgery for microbiological sampling and appropriate antibiotic treatment can be another alternative modality.