The nature of congenital posterior cervical or cervicothoracic midline cutaneous mass lesions. Report of eight cases.

@article{Steinbok1991TheNO,
  title={The nature of congenital posterior cervical or cervicothoracic midline cutaneous mass lesions. Report of eight cases.},
  author={Paul Steinbok and David Douglas Cochrane},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={206-12}
}
Between 4% and 8% of cases of spina bifida cystica occur in a cervical or cervicothoracic location. Despite a large body of literature concerning spinal dysraphism, there has been little written specifically about patients afflicted with this disorder in a cervical location. Eight children who presented at birth with posterior cervical or cervicothoracic lumps, all of which represented a dysraphic state, are discussed. Two types of abnormalities were noted. Three patients had hydromyelia with… CONTINUE READING