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Neuroenteric Cyst: A Rare Cause of Childhood Hemiparesis

Author(s): M. Gharib Salehi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Radiology
ISSN 1735-1065

Volume: 5;
Issue: S1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Introduction: Neuroenteric cysts are rare congenital anomalies derived from the displaced endodermal tissue at around third embryonic week. These are commonly encountered in the mediastinum and rarely seen in the spinal canal in the intradural extramedullary and at times in intramedullary location. "nCase Presentation: We report a case of neuroenteric cyst of spinal canal presenting with hemiparesis in a 2.5 years old male child. Patient had no associated underlying occult spinal deformity. On investigation his magnetic resonance imaging, revealed evidence of well-defined, intradural extramedullary cystic lesions at D2-D6 vertebral level, situated posterior midline to the cord causing anterior displacement with marked cord compression at this level. The child underwent posterior laminectomy and excision of cyst with partial recovery.
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