Holocord intramedullary abscess due to dermal sinus in a 2-month-old child successfully treated with limited myelotomy and aspiration. Case report.

@article{Bunyaratavej2006HolocordIA,
  title={Holocord intramedullary abscess due to dermal sinus in a 2-month-old child successfully treated with limited myelotomy and aspiration. Case report.},
  author={Krishnapundha Bunyaratavej and Tayard Desudchit and Wiroje Pongpunlert},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={104 4 Suppl},
  pages={
          269-74
        }
}
This 2-month-old child presented with paraplegia. The authors observed a dermal sinus with purulent discharge in the lumbosacral area. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the spine revealed an intramedullary enhancing cavity spanning C-1 to the conus medullaris. Intraoperatively the dermal sinus was seen to infiltrate the lower end of the conus medullaris, and it also communicated directly with the central canal. The L2-5 laminae were removed, and a myelotomy was undertaken on the conus… CONTINUE READING
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