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J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Dec;2(6):414-5. doi: 10.3171/PED.2008.2.12.414.

Congenital dermoid tumor in a child at initial myelomeningocele closure: an etiological discussion.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Abstract

The authors report on a case of a full-term infant with lumbar myelomeningocele who was found to have an intramedullary mass at the time of surgical repair of the defect. The intramedullary mass was consistent with a dermoid tumor both macroscopically and microscopically. This case provides evidence that dermoid tumors occurring at the site of previous surgical myelomeningocele repair are not always a consequence of incomplete excision of the dermal elements.

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19035687
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10.3171/PED.2008.2.12.414
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