Large intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord associated with an epidermoid cyst without dermal sinus. Case report.

@article{Gerlach2007LargeIA,
  title={Large intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord associated with an epidermoid cyst without dermal sinus. Case report.},
  author={R{\"u}ediger Gerlach and Michael Zimmermann and Elvis Hermann and Matthias Kieslich and Stefan Weidauer and Volker Seifert},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={357-61}
}
An intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord (IASC) represents a rare disease associated with a potentially devastating outcome. Few cases involving children suffering from an IASC have been reported in the neurosurgical literature. In the majority of the reported pediatric cases there were either congenital abnormalities, such as a dermal sinus, or signs of local infections leading to a secondary hemopoietic spread. The authors report the case of an 18-month-old girl with an extensive IASC… CONTINUE READING