Myelopathy presenting decades after surgery for congenital cervical cutaneous lesions.

@article{Wu1990MyelopathyPD,
  title={Myelopathy presenting decades after surgery for congenital cervical cutaneous lesions.},
  author={Julian K. Wu and Robert Michael Scott},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={635-7; discussion 637-8}
}
We report on two patients in whom cervical myelopathy developed decades after they had undergone surgery for congenital cervical cutaneous lesions. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated dorsal tethering and cavitation of the cervical cord in the area of the previous surgery and was helpful in decision making regarding surgical exploration and in planning for it. We stress the importance of long-term follow-up by both clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging in children… CONTINUE READING