Dermal sinus tracts of the spine.

  title={Dermal sinus tracts of the spine.},
  author={Scott W Elton and Walter Jerry Oakes},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={10 1},
Dermal sinus tracts in the spine range from asymptomatic pits to tracts with significant disease. These tracts may be associated with lesions that tether the spinal cord and can either become infected or produce neurological deficits. Over time the treatment of these lesions has varied little: complete resection and intradural exploration are the standard surgical interventions. The authors review their experience with 23 dermal sinus tracts treated in the last 19 years by the senior author… CONTINUE READING