Spinal hamartoma associated with spinal dysraphism

  title={Spinal hamartoma associated with spinal dysraphism},
  author={Junji Takeyama and Toshiaki Hayashi and Mioko Saito and Yoshihisa Shimanuki and Mika Watanabe and Hironobu Sasano and Reizo Shirane},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
The aims of the study were (1) to review the pathological findings of spinal lipomatous masses associated with congenital spinal dysraphism and (2) to discuss the pathological diagnosis. The pathological records of 47 patients at our institution were reviewed, and three illustrative cases were presented. Spinal tumorous lesions associated with spinal dysraphism have been traditionally described as lipoma since they are composed mostly of fatty tissue. However, they are different from lipomas… CONTINUE READING