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Ann Neurol. 1980 Apr;7(4):340-3.

Hereditary spinal arachnoid cysts, distichiasis, and lymphedema.

Abstract

Familial congenital spinal arachnoid cysts causing progressive paraplegia are reported in two adolescent siblings as part of a hereditary syndrome. The other features of this unusual dominantly inherited disorder include double rows of eyelashes, partial ectropion of the lower eyelids, and acquired late-onset lymphedema of the lower extremities. The siblings' mother, who had roentgenographic evidence of a similar intraspinal lesion, was free of neurological symptoms but had the other characteristic features. Surgical treatment of the arachnoid cysts improves the progressive paraplegia.

PMID:
7377759
DOI:
10.1002/ana.410070410
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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